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FE D E R A L R E SE R V E B A N K
OF DALLAS

Dallas, Texas, October 30,1931

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
September 21, 1931, in regard to election of directors of this bank to succeed W. H. Patrick, Class A
director, and A. S. Cleveland, Class B director, whose terms expire December 31, 1931, there is given on
the back hereof a list of the candidates nominated for such directors, indicating by whom nominated.
There is sent herewith to each bank in Group 3 a preferential ballot for use in voting on the can­
didates for Class A director and to each bank in Group 1 a preferential ballot for use in voting on the
candidate for Class B director. There is also enclosed an envelope bearing on its face the certificate in
regard to the vote; also a colored envelope marked “ Ballot,” in which the ballot is to be sealed.
The ballot and certificate on the envelope must be executed by the officer who has been author­
ized to cast the vote. A list of the designated officers was attached to my circular above mentioned. In
order that the ballot may be secret, the name of the bank and of the voting officer should not be writ­
ten on the ballot, but only on the certificate envelope.
(1)

After the preferential ballot has been marked,

(2)

It should be placed in the colored envelope marked “ Ballot” and the envelope sealed.

(3)

Then after the certificate on the certificate envelope is executed, the colored sealed envelope
should be placed within and the certificate envelope sealed.

(4)

Then this certificate envelope containing the sealed ballot envelope should be returned to me
in the enclosed self-addressed envelope.

Under the law the ballot must be returned so as to reach me within 15 days after its receipt. The
polls will open on November 2 and close at 3:00 P. M. on November 16, 1931. At that time 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 results of the election announced. Any of the candidates are invited to be present or rep­
resented on this occasion.
While the banks in Group 2 will not vote in this election, this circular is sent to them without forms
for their information.

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Respectfully,

Chairman of the Board
IM PORTANT

It is particularly important that you read carefully and follow exactly the instruc­
tions with regard to voting. Failure to do so will result in invalidation of your ballot.

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Names of Candidates

Nominated by Following Banks in Group 3:

A. B. CHILDS, Cashier
Morris County National Bank
Naples, Texas

Texas

A. B. Childs was born on a farm near Wills
Point in Van Zandt County, Texas, on October 10,
1898, the son of William Dallas and Prudence A.
Childs. Upon leaving the farm in 1912 he attend­
ed the East Texas State Teachers’ College of Com­
merce, Texas. For five years he taught school in
the public schools of Van Zandt and Hopkins
Counties. In 1918 he entered the First National
Bank of Mineola, Texas, as clerk where he re­
mained for eighteen months, going from Mineola
in March, 1920, as cashier and manager of the
First National Bank of Hawkins, Texas. In 1925
he was elected as cashier and manager of the Mor­
ris County National Bank of Naples, Texas, which
position he now holds.

Cooper___________ First National Bank in Cooper
Glen Rose_____ First National Bank in Glen Rose
Mt. Pleasant—
-:___ ___— — .First National Bank
Quitman_____________ ___.__First National Bank

He has served on a number of important com­
mittees in both the district and State Bankers’
Association. He is a director of the Naples Cham­
ber of Commerce and chairman of the Board of
Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Naples,
Texas.

Troup-.—____ ;____ — _ ____ First National Bank
_

W. H. PATRICK, President
First National Bank
Clarendon, Texas

New Mexico

W. H. Patrick was born on a farm in Montgom­
ery County, Illinois, on March 14, 1865, the son of
William Patrick and Althea Wood Patrick.
He attended the public schools in Staunton, Il­
linois. Came to Clarendon, Texas, in November,
1888, and entered the banking business with the
Bank of Clarendon in 1889. He converted the bank
into the First National Bank of Clarendon in 1900
and has been president of the latter since Janu­
ary 1, 1917.

Lordsburg:—— i-i— — _—First National Bank
Portales-— l
—^-1 .::-:-.------------- First National Bank
Tucumcari— _.v_— - __-American National Bank
Texas

Abernathy___ ——L
—First State Bank
Clarendon------------------------ —Farmers State
Clarendon---------------------------First National
Frost______________________Citizens State
Mertzon___________________ First National
Panhandle--------------------------- First National
Whitney------------------------------First National

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Bank
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Name of Candidate

Nominated by Following Banks in Group 1 :

A. S. CLEVELAND
Merchant and Cotton Man
Houston, Texas

Texas

A. S. Cleveland was born in Houston, Texas,
September 21, 1871, the son of Wm. D. Cleveland
and Tina Latham Cleveland. He attended private
and public schools in Houston; later graduated at
the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee,
and Yale University; received a B.A. Degree at
Sewanee in 1893 and at Yale in 1894. Engaged in
work for Wm. D. Cleveland & Company, in 1894,
and in 1899 became associated in the partnership
with his father, Wm. D. Cleveland, Sr. Later the
firm name changed to Wm. D. Cleveland & Sons.
Continuously engaged in this business for thirtyseven years. In that period served in the capacity
of president of the Chamber of Commerce, Hous­
ton, Texas; director, Houston Cotton Exchange;
president, Houston Public School Board.
At present he is trustee of Rice Institute, Hous­
ton; trustee of the University of the South, Se­
wanee, Tennessee; president of the Cleveland
Compress and Cotton Service Company, Houston,
and senior member of the firms of Wm. D. Cleve­
land & Sons, the Cleveland Coffee Company and
the Cleveland Cigar Company.

Beaumont________________________ First NationalBank
Corpus Christi___________________ State NationalBank
Dallas____________ First National Bank in Dallas
Dallas______Republic National Bank & Trust Co.
Fort Worth__________ Continental National Bank
Fort Worth__________ Fort Worth National Bank
Galveston________________________ First NationalBank
Houston___________________ First National Bank
Houston___________ National Bank of Commerce
Houston________________________ Second NationalBank
Houston___ South Texas Commercial Nat’l Bank
Houston_________________________ State NationalBank
Houston_________________________Union NationalBank
Port Arthur______________________First NationalBank
San Antonio_____________________Frost NationalBank
Texarkana____________ Texarkana National Bank
Wichita Falls______________________City NationalBank
Wichita Falls____________________ First NationalBank


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