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Arthur G. Gaston

Booker T. Washington Insurance

1932 - 1987


Military ServiceArmy
1930 b. 1892
Born-Died1892 - 1996
BirthplaceAlabama (AL)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherDeceased / Absent
Era - 1930

Gaston first established Booker T. Washington Burial Insurance Company to offer health and life insurance to black families to help them secure eloquent and respectable funeral services. Upon that success, BTW continued to grow, adding financial arms Vulcan Realty and Investment Corporation and Citizenís Federal Savings Bank, as well the Booker T. Washington Business College. Throughout Gastonís half-century leadership, BTW and its subsidiaries enjoyed tremendous success, with assets of $34 million and insurance in force of $726 million by 1987.