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SCHRUP, Nicholas III

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SCHRUP, Nicholas III. (Dubuque, IA, 1956-- ). As a teenager, Schrup operated the city's only private TELEVISION station. By selling coffee grinders door to door to earn money, he purchased the necessary equipment in 1969 to operate the station, WNIC-TV, from the basement of his family home at 330 Wartburg Place.

In 1973 he graduated from Campion Jesuit High School, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Schrup went on to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University, New Orleans and his Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Schrup has held memberships in the American Banks Association, Iowa Bankers Association, Independent Community Bankers, Iowa Independent Community Bankers and Robert Morris Association. He has held the offices of president of ATBancorp (formerly Amtrust, Inc.); co-chair, president and chief executive officer of AMERICAN TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK; and chairman of the board of American Bank & Trust.; director and founder of United American Bank, San Mateo, Calif.

Within the community, Schrup held board positions with CLARKE UNIVERSITY, GREATER DUBUQUE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUB OF GREATER DUBUQUE, DUBUQUE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, and the Grand Opera House Foundation. He held the office of president of the DUBUQUE RACING ASSOCIATION and served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Julien Dubuque Bridge Task Force. (1) In 2001 he was co-chair of the Building Meaningful Lives campaign for HILLS & DALES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER. (2)



1. Gilson, Donna, "Optimism Prevails in Dubuque, ED," Telegraph Herald, January 8, 1991, p. 2

2. Bogstrom, Erik, "Community's Aid Sought for Project at Hills & Dales," Telegraph Herald, May 30, 2001 p. 38