Budge, William Arthur

Oral History Program

William Arthur Budge discusses his experiences at Commercial Security Bank at the start of the Depression. When the Ogden State Bank closed, there was a run on Commercial Security and other banks. However, Commercial Security paid out people's accounts, served sandwiches, and stayed open late until public confidence was restored and people began banking again. He also briefly discusses the beginnings of the LDS Church's welfare program. The interview took place circa 1960s.