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William Nickerson, Jr.

Golden State Insurance

1924 - 1945

Finance

1920 b. 1879
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateBishop College
Personal
Born-Died1879 - 1945
BirthplaceTexas (TX)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1920

Nickerson founded and led the first African American life insurance business established in the state of California. Under his leadership, Golden State expanded to other states and grew to become one of the largest black-owned businesses in the United States.