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F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Ba n k
OF DALLAS

Dallas, Texas, February 18, 1954

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

To the Member Banks in the
Eleventh Federal Reserve District:
The Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas at its meeting on
February 11, 1954, elected Watrous H. Irons President of the bank, effective February
15, 1954. Mr. Irons, whose election was approved on February 16, 1954, by the Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, succeeds Mr. R. R. Gilbert who retired from
the office on September 1, 1953, after having served as President of the bank for 14 years.
Mr. Irons joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in July 1945 as Director of
Research and served in that capacity until April 1946 when he was elected a Vice PresiĀ­
dent of the bank. From 1937 to 1945 Mr. Irons was Professor of Banking and Finance at
the University of Texas, College of Business Administration, and also served from March
1942 to November 1944, on a leave of absence from the University, as Regional Price
Economist of the Office of Price Administration in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. William D. Gentry, who has served as First Vice President of the bank since
October 1944, will continue in that post, and no other changes were made in the officer
personnel of the bank.
A list of the officers of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and its branches is shown
on the reverse side of this letter.
Yours very truly,
J. R. PARTEN
Chairman of the Board

This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library (FedHistory@dal.frb.org)

LIST OF OFFICERS OF FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS
AND ITS BRANCHES

Name

Position

Head Office:
Watrous H. I r o n s .........................President
W. D. G e n t r y ..............................First Vice President
E. B. A u s t in ...................................Vice President
L. G. P o n d r o m ..............................Vice President
Harry A. S h u fo r d ......................... Vice President and General Counsel
J. L. C o o k ...................................Vice President and Cashier
G. R. M u r f f ...................................General Auditor
Morgan H. R i c e ......................... Assistant Vice President and
Secretary of the Board
Howard C a r r it h e r s .................... Assistant Cashier
W. D. W a l l e r ..............................Assistant Cashier
T. W. P la n t ...................................Assistant Cashier
Herman W. K i l m a n .................... Assistant Cashier
E. H. Berg
..............................Assistant Cashier
N. B. H a r w e ll..............................Chief Examiner
George F. R u d y .........................Assistant Counsel
El Paso Branch:
C. M. R ow la n d ..............................Vice President in Charge
Alvin E. R u s s e l l .........................Cashier
T. C. A r n o ld ...................................Assistant Cashier
Houston Branch:
W. H. H o l l o w a y ......................... Vice President in Charge
H. K. D a v is ...................................Cashier
B. J. T r o y ...................................Assistant Cashier
San Antonio Branch:
W. E. E a g le ...................................Vice President in Charge
Alfred E. M u n d t ......................... Cashier
F. C. M a g e e ...................................Assistant Cashier


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