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Re se r v e Ba n k
DALLAS. TEXAS

Dallas

of

7S222
Circular No. 76-161
November 29, 1976

A m e ric a n R e v o lu tio n B ic en ten n ia l

OFFICIAL

announcement

TO ALL BANKS IN THE
ELEVENTH FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT:
Thomas W. Plant, F irs t Vice P re sid en t of this Bank, having reached
the normal retirem ent age of 65, will re tire on December 1, 1976, after more than
47 y e a r s of continuous se rv ice with the Bank. He was employed by the Bank in
August 1929, was elected A ssistant C a sh ier in Ju ly 1949, Vice P resid en t in April
1954, Vice P resident and C ash ier in October 1958, and F irst Vice P re sid e n t in
F eb ru a ry 1968. He p articipated in the work of numerous Federal R e serve System
committees and task forces d u rin g his c a r e e r . In 1973-74 he se rv e d as Chairman
of the Conference of F irs t Vice P resid ents in which he coordinated a major portion
of the Federal R e serv e's operational activities. As prev iously announced,
Robert H. Boykin, p re se n tly Senior Vice P resid en t of this Bank, will succeed
Mr. Plant as First Vice P re sid e n t.
James L. Cauthen, Senior Vice P re sid en t in C harge of the Houston
Branch of this Bank, having reached the normal retirem ent age of 65, also will r e ­
tire December 1, 1976, after almost 47 y ears of continuous se rv ic e with this Bank
and its El Paso and Houston B ran ches. Mr. Cauthen was employed by the El Paso
Branch in J a n u a ry 1930, was tr a n s f e rr e d to the Head Office in May 1953, was
elected A ssistant C ash ier in Ju ly 1956, Vice P resid en t in March 1959, and Senior
Vice P resident and C ontroller in Ja n u a ry 1969. He was tra n s fe rre d to the Houston
Branch and designated Senior Vice P re sid e n t in C h arg e in F e b ru ary 1972. As p r e ­
viously announced, J . Z. Rowe, Vice P re sid en t at the Houston B ran ch, has been
designated Vice P re sid en t in C h arg e of that Branch effective December 1, 1976.
T his Bank and the Federal R eserve System will miss Mr. Plant's and
Mr. C authen's lead ersh ip . We join all th e ir frien d s and associates in w ishing each
of them a pleasant retirem ent.
Sincerely yours,
E rnest T . Baughman

President

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