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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF DALLAS

Dallas, Texas, October 29, 1940

NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTORS

To the Member Bank Addressed:
In accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act and my circular dated October 1,
1940, in regard to election of directors of this bank to succeed Pat E. Hooks, Class A director, and J. M. West, Class
B director, whose terms expire December 31, 1940, there are shown on the following pages the names and biograph­
ical sketches of the nominees for such directorships, together with lists of the nominating banks.
There is being sent to each bank in Group 1 a ballot for use in voting on the candidate for Class B director and
to each bank in Group 3 a ballot for use in voting on the candidates for Class A director. There is enclosed an
envelope bearing on its face a certificate in regard to the vote; also a colored envelope marked “ Ballot,” in which
the ballot is to be sealed.
The ballot and the certificate on the certificate envelope must be executed by an officer who has been authorized
to cast the vote. A list of the designated voting officers was attached to my circular of October 1. In order that the
ballot may be secret, neither the name of the bank nor that of the voting officer should be written on the ballot, but
only on the certificate envelope. AFTER THE BALLOT HAS BEEN PROPERLY MARKED,
(1) It should be placed in the colored envelope marked “ Ballot” and the envelope sealed.
(2) Then the colored sealed envelope should be sealed within the certificate envelope.
(3) Then the certificate envelope, containing the sealed ballot envelope, should be returned to me in the enclosed
self-addressed envelope, so as to reach me not later than the closing of the polls at 3:00 P. M. on November
15, 1940.
When the polls are closed, the ballot box will be opened in the board room of this bank. All of the sealed colored
envelopes containing the ballots will first be removed and segregated from the certificate envelopes before any of
the colored envelopes are opened, thus insuring the secrecy of the ballot. Then the colored envelopes will be opened,
the votes counted and the result of the election announced. The candidates are invited to be present or represented on
that occasion.
BANKS IN GROUP 2 WILL NOT VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. A copy of this circular, however, is being sent to
each of them without forms for their information.

Respectfully,

Chairman of the Board

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C A N D ID A T E S F O R C L A S S A D IR E CTO R

Names of Candidates

Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 3:
Texas

ROBERT E. BASKIN, President
The Farmers National Bank
Seymour, Texas

Mr. Baskin was born at Lancaster, Texas, November 14,
1885, and received his early education in the public schools
at Seymour, Texas. He entered the employ of the Farmers
National Bank at Seymour in 1914 and has been actively
connected with that bank ever since. He was elected Pres­
ident of the institution in 1927.
Mr. Baskin is a member of the governing board of the
Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District.
He has resided in Seymour for the past fifty years and
has twice served as mayor of his municipality.

FRANK TURNER, President
The First National Bank
Decatur, Texas

Mr. Turner was bom at Smithfield, Tarrant County,
Texas, June 8, 1882. He was educated in the public schools
at Chico, Texas, and at the University of Texas. He was
engaged in teaching school and in business in Bridgeport,
Texas, from 1902 to 1906; assisted in the organization of
the First National Bank, Bridgeport, in 1907; and was con­
tinuously an officer of that bank in various capacities until
February, 1939, when he resigned the presidency to assume
a like position with the First National Bank in Decatur,
Texas. He has been Chairman of the Seventh District,
Texas Bankers Association, and a member of various com­
mittees of the Association. He was for many years Presi­
dent of the Board of Trustees of the Bridgeport Inde­
pendent School District, and is past President of the
Bridgeport Lions Club.

Angleton.............................................................First NationalBank
Baird......................
First National Bank
Brenham....................................................... Farmers NationalBank
Brownfield............................................Brownfield State Bank
Brownfield................................................First National Bank
Clarendon................
..First National Bank
Crowell.......................................................Crowell State Bank
Granger..........................................................First State Bank
Grapevine.............................Tarrant County National Bank
Haskell.............. ............................. ... Haskell National Bank
Citizens State Bank
Knox City.......................
Munday.._.................
..First National Bank
Newcastle................................... ... Farmers National Bank
Ralls......................... Security State Bank & Trust Company
Seguin.......................
Nolte National Bank
Seymour................................................ ...First National Bank
Shamrock......................... Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Shamrock...................
...First National Bank
Sudan........................
..First National Bank
Throckmorton.......................................... First National Bank
Wolfe City..................................... Wolfe City National Bank

Bailey....................................................... First National Bank
Bridgeport................................................First National Bank
Comanche.......................................Comanche National Bank
Cooper....................................................... First National Bank
Eastland............................................ Eastland National Bank
Franklin..........................
First National Bank
George West............................................First National Bank
Glen Rose................................................. First National Bank
Gordon ....................................................First National Bank
Graford...............
First National Bank
Hamlin................................................F. & M. National Bank
Handley.....................................................First National Bank
Jacksboro......................
First National Bank
Jefferson............................................... Rogers National Bank
Leonard...............................................Leonard National Bank
Mt. Pleasant............................................. First National Bank
Pilot Point..................................... Pilot Point National Bank
Santo.........................................................First National Bank
Troup...................................................... First National Bank
Valley Mills...............
First National Bank
Wills Point.........................................
First National Bank

CANDIDATE FOR CLASS B DIRECTOR

Name o f Candidate

Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 1:

Arizona
Tucson................ Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company
J. M. WEST
Chairman of the Board
West Production Company
Houston, Texas

Mr. West was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi, and
moved with his parents to Trinity County, Texas, in 1880,
receiving his early education in the public schools of that
county. In 1906 he moved to Houston, Texas, where he has
been engaged for the past thirty-three years in various
lines of business.
Mr. West is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
West Production Company of Houston, and occupies simi­
lar positions with the West Securities Company and with
the South Texas Lumber Company of the same city. He is
President of the West Cattle Company and is a member of
the Boards of Trustees of the Texas Technological College,
Lubbock, Texas, and the Southwestern University, George­
town, Texas.

Texas
Amarillo................................................... First National Bank
Austin.............................................. .American National Bank
Beaumont..........................................American National Bank
Beaumont................................................. First National Bank
Dallas....................................................... First National Bank
Dallas................................................. Republic National Bank
Fort Worth..................................Continental National Bank
Fort Worth..............................................First National Bank
Houston...................................................First National Bank
Houston.................................
.Houston National Bank
Houston......................................San Jacinto National Bank
Houston................................................. Second National Bank
Houston................................................... State National Bank
Houston..................................................Union National Bank
Port Arthur............................................. First National Bank
San Angelo..........................................Central National Bank
San Antonio..........................................Alamo National Bank
San Antonio............................................Frost National Bank
San Antonio............................................Groos National Bank
San Antonio...............................South Texas National Bank
Wichita Falls............................................ City National Bank
Wichita Falls.......................................... First National Bank


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