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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF DALLAS

October 31, 1935

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 25, 1935, in regard to election of directors of this bank to succeed Alf Morris, Class A director,
and John D. Middleton, Class B director, whose terms expire December 31, 1935, there is given here­
with a list of the candidates nominated for such directors, indicating by whom nominated.
There is sent herewith to each bank in Group 2 a ballot for use in voting on the candidate for Class
A director and to each bank in Group 3 a 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 authorized
to cast the vote. A list of the designated voters 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 written on
the ballot, but only on the certificate envelope.
(1) After the 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 4 and close at 3:00 P. M. on November 19, 1935. At that time the ballot
box will be opened in the board room of this bank. All of the sealed colored envelopes containing the bal­
lots 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. The candidates are invited to be present or represented
on this occasion.
While the banks in Group 1 will not vote in this election, this circular is sent to them without forms
for their information.
Respectfully,

(QMaUAt
Chairman of the Board

IMPORTANT
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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C A N D ID A TE FOR CLASS A DIRECTOR

Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 2:
New Mexico
Roswell.................................... First National Bank
Oklahoma
Durant................. Durant National Bank in Durant

Name of Candidate

ALF MORRIS, President
First National Bank
Winnsboro, Texas

Alf Morris was born in Denton County, Texas,
in 1884, and reared on a farm in Wise County,
near Decatur, receiving his early education in the
public schools of Wise County and later attended
the North Texas College at Denton.
Following his election as principal of the De­
catur City Schools in 1905, he resigned that office
to accept employment as individual bookkeeper in
the First National Bank of Winnsboro, in which
institution he was successively advanced, being
elected vice president and cashier in 1916, and
president in 1928.

Texas
Abilene___ Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Alpine........................
First National Bank
Amarillo.................................... First National Bank
Ballinger....................................First National Bank
Bartlett............................
First National Bank
Beaumont.......... .Security State Bank & Trust Co.
Big Spring................
State National Bank
Bonham.... .................
First National Bank
Brady..............................Commercial National Bank
Brenham________
First National Bank
Brownwood..... Citizens Natl. Bank at Brownwood
Bryan ....................................... First National Bank
Cameron.......................
Citizens National Bank
Clarksville..... Red River Natl. Bank in Clarksville
Coleman.................. ..First Coleman National Bank
Dallas........................ National Bank of Commerce
Dawson ............................... First National Bank
Del Rio.................................Del Rio National Bank
Denison.................................Citizens National Bank
Denison...... .............................. State National Bank
Eagle Lake......................
First National Bank
Eagle Pass__ _______
First National Bank
Gainesville.._.Gainesville Natl. Bank in Gainesville
Galveston..................................First National Bank
Gatesville.................
First National Bank
Graham................................ Graham National Bank
Greenville........ ......... ..... ........ Citizens State Bank
Greenville..... Greenville National Exchange Bank
Hamilton............................ Hamilton National Bank
Hillsboro............................ ..Citizens National Bank
Kaufman........... Farmers & Merchants Natl. Bank
Kenedy...................... First Nichols National Bank
Kilgore................................... Kilgore National Bank
Longview.............................Rembert National Bank
Lubbock............................... Lubbock National Bank
Marshall....................
First National Bank
McKinney.............................. Central National Bank
McKinney................Collin County National Bank
Mexia................. Prendergast-Smith National Bank
Midland................................... ...First National Bank
Mineral Wells...................
State National Bank
Nacogdoches................. .Stone Fort National Bank
Navasota..........................
First National Bank
New Braunfels..........................First National Bank
Paducah..................................... First National Bank
Palestine....................... .East Texas National Bank
Palestine.................... ..... ...... Royall National Bank
Pampa.....................First National Bank in Pampa
Paris...........................................First National Bank
San Angelo................... San Angelo National Bank
San Antonio........... ..... South Texas National Bank
San Augustine.......................... First National Bank
Sonora..............................
First National Bank
Sulphur Springs......................... City National Bank
Taylor............................_........... City National Bank
Taylor....,.................. ....First-Taylor National Bank
Teague..........................
Teague National Bank
Vernon.............................. Waggoner National Bank
Weatherford............
Citizens National Bank
Weatherford....,......................... First National Bank

C A N D ID A T E FOR CLASS B DIRECTOR

Name of Candidate

Nominated by Following Banks in Group 3:
New Mexico

JOHN D. MIDDLETON
Cotton Seed Products
Greenville, Texas

John D. Middleton was born in Mississippi. As
a young man he came to Texas and for a time
engaged in mercantile pursuits. However, very
soon after the beginning of his business career he
became associated with a group of persons inter­
ested in the manufacture of vegetable shortenings
and was active in the organization of the Texas
Refining Company at Greenville, this company
being among the first to market a 100 per cent
cottonseed oil shortening. For more than thirty
years he served his company as vice president and
gen era l m anager, and in 1931 was elected its
president.
Always interested in the civic betterment of
his community and State, Mr. Middleton has par­
ticipated in all program s with that objective.
Because of his resourcefulness and untiring zeal,
he has from time to time been selected chief ex­
ecutive officer of most of such organizations serv­
ing his home city and section.
His principal business interests are manufac­
turing, banking, livestock and agriculture.

Carlsbad-...............—American Bank of Carlsbad
Portales........ ........................... First National Bank
Texas
Baird........................................First National Bank
Brownfield............................... First National Bank
Caddo Mills............................. -State National Bank
Celina.............................................. First State Bank
Clarendon........................................... First NationalBank
Clarksville...............First Natl. Bank in Clarksville
Clifton..................................... Farmers State Bank
Comanche............................................State NationalBank
Crosbyton.......................................Citizens NationalBank
Decatur.................First National Bank in Decatur
Eastland........................................Eastland NationalBank
Forney........................................Forney State Bank
Fredericksburg..... Fredericksburg National Bank
Gatesville..................... Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.
Gorman................................................First NationalBank
Grapevine.............. Tarrant County National Bank
Handley............................................... First NationalBank
Haskell.................................. Haskell National Bank
Hughes Springs..................................First NationalBank
Itasca................................................... First NationalBank
Jefferson.......................................... Rogers NationalBank
Junction........................................Junction NationalBank
Levelland........................................ .....First NationalBank
Liberty....................... First-Liberty National Bank
Littlefield.......................................
First NationalBank
Lockney............................................... First NationalBank
Mertzon................................................First NationalBank
Naples.......................Morris County National Bank
O’Donnell............................................. First NationalBank
Quitaque..............................................First NationalBank
Seymour.........................................Farmers NationalBank
Shamrock......... Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Throckmorton..................................... First NationalBank
Winters................................................First NationalBank


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