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F ederal 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 This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (FedHistory@dal.frb.org)