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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. <-&McUdJv> 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. This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (FedHistory@dal.frb.org) C A N D I D A T E S F O R C L A S S A D IR E C T O R 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 Bank Bank Bank Bank Bank Bank C A N D I D A T E F O R C L A S S B D IR E C T O R 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