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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF DALLAS

October 31,1938

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
24, 1938, in regard to election of directors of this bank to succeed A lf Morris, Class A director, and John D.
Middleton, Class B director, whose terms expire December 31, 1938, there is given herewith a list of the candidates
nominated for such directorships, indicating by whom nominated.
There is sent herewith to each bank in Group 2 a ballot for use in voting on the candidates 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 an en­
velope 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 certifi­
cate envelope. AFTER THE BALLOT HAS BEEN PROPERLY MARKED, please observe the following instructions:
(1) It should be placed in the colored envelope marked “ Ballot” and the envelope sealed.
(2) Then after the certificate on the certificate envelope is executed, the colored sealed envelope should be
placed within and the certificate envelope sealed.
(3) 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 1 and close at 3:00 P. M. on November 16, 1938. 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 the results of the election announced. The candi­
dates 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,

Chairman of the Board

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C A N D ID A T E S F O R

Names of Candidates

CLASS A

D IR E C TO R

Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 2:
Texas

ALF MORRIS, President
First National Bank
Winnsboro, Texas

A lf Morris was born in Denton County, Texas, in 1884,
and reared on a farm in Wise County, near Decatur, receiv­
ing 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 Decatur City
Schools in 1905, he resigned that office to accept employ­
ment 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.

Amarillo............................ ....... ...... American National Bank
Athens............................... ...... ..............First National Bank
Brady.......................................... Commercial National Bank
Brenham................................................ . First National Bank
Bryan ................................................ ...... First National Bank
Clarksville.......................................Red River National Bank
Eagle Lake......................................
First National Bank
Eagle P ass...................................
First National Bank
Grand Saline...........................................State National Bank
Greenville .........................................Citizens National Bank
Hebbronville ............ ..... ................... ... First National Bank
Hughes Springs......................................First National Bank
Jacksonville .......
First National Bank
K ilgore....... ..........
Kilgore National Bank
Longview ................................
Rembert National Bank
Marlin ............ ........................ ...........Marlin National Bank
Marshall............................................ ... First National Bank
Mercedes..................................
...... First National Bank
Mineola............................ ..................... First National Bank
Mineral W ells...................................... State National Bank
New Braunfels........................... ... ..... First National Bank
Orange................ ........ ........ .................First National Bank
Palestine .................. ...... ................... Royall National Bank
Rosebud............ ....... ........................ Planters National Bank
Sonora.............................................. ....... First National Bank
Sulphur Springs....... .............
City National Bank
Teague ........................................... Teague National Bank
Terrell........... ...... ........... ............. American National Bank
Weatherford ........... ......... ...........
Citizens National Bank
Winters................................................... Winters State Bank

FORD SEALE, President

New Mexico

Citizens National Bank

Roswell .................................................First National Bank

Denison, Texas

Oklahoma
Durant...................................................... First National Bank

Educated in the public schools of Kerens, Texas. First
employed in office of Justice of the Peace. Successively
served as errand boy and file clerk in Farmers & Merchants
Bank (uninc.), Kerens, Texas; Cashier R. L. Brown & Co.,
bankers (uninc.), Lavon, Texas, August 23, 1905, to Jan­
uary 20, 1913; Cashier Grapevine National Bank, Grape­
vine, Texas, January, 1913, to December 31, 1918; Liquidat­
ing Agent Grapevine National Bank; Cashier Grapevine
Home Bank (uninc.), of Grapevine, successor to Grapevine
National Bank, to August 4, 1919; Vice-President and
Cashier State National Bank, Garland, Texas, August,
1919, to April 9, 1929; Vice-President Citizens National
Bank of Denison April 1929 to January 14, 1936; Presi­
dent Citizens National Bank of Denison, January 1936 to
date; Treasurer Texas Bankers Association 1922-1923;
Chairman 5th District Texas Bankers Association 19271928; member executive committee Texas Bankers Associa­
tion while Treasurer and also while Chairman 5th District;
Past President Denison Chamber of Commerce.

Texas
Abilene............................. Farmers & Merchants Nat’l Bank
Anson .......... ....................................... First National Bank
Bay City.................. .................. Bay City Bank & Trust Co.
Beaumont.......................... Security State Bank & Trust Co.
Bonham.........................
First
NationalBank
Dallas.............................. ......... National Bank of Commerce
Dawson............................. ... ........ .......... First National Bank
Del Rio ......... ....................... ..............Del Rio National Bank
Denison ........................................... Citizens National Bank
Denton........................... ........Denton County National Bank
Galveston................................................... City
NationalBank
Garland..........................................
State
NationalBank
Graham.......................................
Graham
NationalBank
Kenedy.......................................First Nichols National Bank
Kerens.......................................................First
NationalBank
Laredo.............................................
Union
NationalBank
McKinney. ........................... ..Collin County National Bank
Ozona .......... ................... - ..................... Ozona National Bank
Paris
.......................... .......................First National Bank
San Antonio .......... .................Bexar County National Bank
Taylor.........................................
City
NationalBank
Texas City.............................. ...... Texas City National Bank
Waxahachie...................................... Citizens National Bank

C A N D ID A T E F O R

CLASS

B D IR E C T O R

Name of Candidate

Nominated by Following Banks in Group 3:

JOHN D. MIDDLETON
Cotton Seed Products
Greenville, Texas

Lordsburg....................................
First National Bank
Portales..................................................... First National Bank

New Mexico

Texas
John D. Middleton was born in Mississippi. As a young
man he came to Texas and for a time engaged in mercan­
tile pursuits. However, very soon after the beginning of his
business career he became associated with a group of per­
sons interested in the manufacture of vegetable shorten­
ings and was active in the organization of the Texas Refin­
ing 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 general manager, and in 1931 was elected its
president.
Always interested in the civic betterment of his com­
munity and State, Mr. Middleton has participated in all
programs with that objective. Because of his resourceful­
ness and untiring zeal, he has from time to time been
selected chief executive officer of most of such organiza­
tions serving his home and section.
His principal business interests are manufacturing, bank­
ing, livestock and agriculture.

Angleton................................................... First National Bank
Bailey........................................................ First National Bank
Belton................................................. Farmers National Bank
Brenham...................................... ...... Farmers National Bank
Bridgeport ............................................. First National Bank
Brownfield ..........................
BrownfieldStateBank
Brownfield...........................................
First National Bank
Caddo Mills .............................
...State National Bank
Clarendon........................
...First National Bank
Crosbyton.............................................Citizens National Bank
Dodd City............................................
FirstNationalBank
Eastland.....................................
Eastland National Bank
Gonzales................................................. Gonzales State Bank
Grapevine.............. ...................... Tarrant County Nat’l Bank
Haskell...........................................
Haskell National Bank
Itasca....................................................
FirstNationalBank
Lamesa.................................................
FirstNationalBank
Mexia...................................................
CityNationalBank
Mt. Pleasant.................... „.................... .. First National Bank
Mt. Pleasant.................................Guaranty Bond State Bank
Pittsburg _______
Pittsburg National Bank
Shamrock....... ....... ........ Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Throckmorton____
_
First National Bank
Weslaco................................................
FirstNationalBank
Wolfe City..................................... Wolfe City National Bank


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