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F ederal r e s e r v e B ank
OF DALLAS

Dallas, Texas, October 29, 1959

N O M IN A T iO N S FOR DIRECTORS

To the M em b e r Banks in the
Eleventh Federal Reserve District:

In accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act and my circular dated Sep­
tember 23, 1959, in regard to the election of directors of this Bank to succeed Mr. John M. Griffith, Class A
director, and Mr. John R. Alford, Class B director, whose terms expire December 31, 1959, there are given
herein the names of the candidates nominated for such directors and the names of the banks which made the
nominations.
There is sent herewith to each bank in Group 2 a preferential ballot for use in voting for a Class A
director and to each bank in Group 3 a preferential ballot for use in voting for a Class B director. An enve­
lope bearing on its face the certificate in regard to the vote and a colored envelope marked “Ballot —
Directors’ Election,” in which the ballot is to be sealed, are also enclosed.
The ballot and certificate on the envelope must be executed by an officer who has been authorized to
cast the vote. A list of the designated officers is set out in the “Election of Directors” circular dated Septem­
ber 23, 1959. In order that the balloting 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.
Please follow carefully the instructions which are printed on the ballot, on the envelopes, and on the
inside page of this circular.
The following procedure is required in the case of both the Class A and Class B ballots:
(1) The p referential b allo t should be m arked.
(2) It should then be placed in the colored envelope m arked “ Ballot — Directors’ Election”
and the envelope sealed.
(3) Then a fte r the certificate on the certificate envelope is executed the colored sealed
envelope should be placed w ith in the certificate envelope sealed.
(4) The certificate envelope containing the sealed b allo t envelope should then 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, 1959, and close at 2 p.m. on November 17, 1959. At that time the ballot box will
be opened in the Board Room of this Bank, the sealed envelopes containing the ballots will be opened, the
votes counted, and the results of the election announced. The candidates are invited to be present or repre­
sented on that occasion.
While the banks in Group 1 will not vote in this election, this circular is sent to them, without forms,
for their information.
Very truly yours.

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I MPORTANT

For your information, there is quoted below an extract from Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act which sets forth
the method of balloting:
“ W ith in fifteen days a fter receipt of the list of candidates the duly authorized officer of a m em ber
b an k shall certify to the chairm an his first, second, and other choices for director of class A and class
B, respectively, upon a p referential b allo t upon a form furnished by the chairm an of the board of
directors of the Federal reserve b an k of the district. Each such officer shall m ake a cross opposite the
nam e of the first, second, and other choices for a director of class A and for a director of class B, but
shall not vote more than one choice for a n y one can d id ate. No officer or director of a m em ber bank
shall be elig ib le to serve as a class A director unless nom inated and elected by banks w hich a re m em ­
bers of the same group as the m em ber b an k of which he is an officer or director.”

Where there are four candidates involved, a member bank, in making the first, second, and third choices,
will be deemed to have indicated the other candidate as its fourth choice.

CANDIDATE FOR CLASS B DIRECTOR

J. B. PERRY, JR.

President and General Manager
Perry Brothers, Inc.
Lufkin, Texas
Mr. Perry was born in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, on
November 29, 1914, and lived there until 1928, when his
family moved to Kerrville, Texas. In 1931 he returned with
his parents to Lufkin, where he lived until 1940, when he
moved to Tyler, Texas. He moved from Tyler to Longview,
Texas, in 1941 and then to Lufkin in the same year. He has
resided continuously in Lufkin since December 1941. He
was educated in the public schools of Texas, at Schreiner
Institute in Kerrville, and at the University of Texas.
Upon leaving school in 1939, Mr. Perry was employed by
Perry Brothers, Inc., as a store stockman. He has moved
through the ranks in the fields of store operation, account­
ing, merchandising, and buying to become Director, Sec­
retary-Treasurer, Assistant to the President, and — in 1953
— President and General Manager, his present position.
Mr. Perry has served as a member of the Official Board
of the First Methodist Church for a number of years and now
is a member of the Board, as well as of the Finance Com­
mittee. He is a former Chairman of the Commission on
Education and of the Building Committee of the First Meth­
odist Church. In discharging his civic responsibilities,
Mr. Perry has served as President, and as Chairman of the
Executive Committee, of the Angelina County Chamber of
Commerce; President of the Industrial Foundation; a direc­
tor of the Angelina County Crippled Children’s Clinic and
of the Community Chest; and District Finance Chairman for
Adult Membership, East Texas Area Council of the Boy

Scouts of America. At the present time, he is a member of
the Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital, a privately
financed and operated hospital. He is also a director of
St. Cyprian’s Day School, an elementary school operated
by the Episcopal Church; of the Industrial Foundation; and
of the Lufkin Rotary Club. He is also a Thirty-second Degree
Scottish Rite Mason, a Knight Templar, and a Shriner.
N om inated by the Following Banks in Group 3:

LOUISIANA
D e lh i.................................................................... The First N a tio n a l Bank o f D elhi

OKLAHOMA
H u g o ...........................................................S ecurity First N a tio n a l Bank o f Hugo

TEXAS
A th e n s ............................................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f A thens
B a ird .................................................................... The First N a tio n a l Bank o f B aird
D a in g e rfie ld ................................................. The N a tio n a l Bank o f D a in g e rfie ld
Edna...........................................................................First N a tio n a l Bank o f Edna
Fort S to c k to n ......................................... First N a tio n a l Bank o f Fort Stockton
G a te s v ille .......................................................... G u a ra n ty Bank & Trust C om pany
G a te s v ille ...........................................................The N a tio n a l Bank o f G a te s v ille
H a m ilto n ................................................................... The H am ilto n N a tio n a l Bank
.le ffe rs o n ........................................................ The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Jefferson
M a r lin ..................................................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f M a rlin
M e rced e s................................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f M ercedes
M e x ia .......................................................................... First N a tio n a l Bank o f M e xia
T e a g u e ................................................................... First N a tio n a l Bank o f Teague
w in n s b o r o ...............................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f W in n s b o ro

CANDIDATES FOR CLASS A DIRECTOR

E. L. BOSTON

President and Chairman of the Board
The First National Bank of Angleton
Angleton, Texas
Mr. Boston was born in Eastland County, Texas, in 1892.
He graduated from the Carbon, Texas, High School in 1910
and in July of that year entered into a telegraph appren­
ticeship contract with the Santa Fe Railroad in Temple,
Texas. Early in 1911, he was assigned to a telegraph posi­
tion in Clifton, Texas. He worked for the Santa Fe as a teleg­
rapher and station agent until December 1917, resigning
to accept a position as Assistant Cashier with the First Guar­
anty State Bank in Clifton.
In May 1922, Mr. Boston was elected Executive Vice
President of the Angleton State Bank, now The First Na­
tional Bank of Angleton. In June 1942, he was elected
President and Chairman of the Board, the position he now
holds.
Mr. Boston is Chairman of the Board of the Brazos River
Harbor Navigation District of Freeport, Texas. He has
served in the following positions in the Texas Bankers
Association: Treasurer, Chairman of the Agricultural Com­
mittee for six years, and member of the Executive Commit­
tee. He has served on the Executive Council and the follow­
ing committees of the American Bankers Association: the
Administrative Committee, Agricultural Committee, and
Food for Freedom Committee.

Mr. Griffith is Chairman of the Board of the Farmers
State Bank in Bertram, Burnet County, Texas, and of the
Taylor Manufacturing Company, Taylor, Texas; is President
of the Taylor Savings and Loan Association; and is a mem­
ber of the ABA’s Government Borrowing Committee. He was
a member of the Association of Reserve City Bankers while
active with The City National Bank of Houston. During 195455, he served as President of the Texas Bankers Associa­
tion; and in his community, he has served as President of
the Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, and the Tay­
lor Country Club. He is a director of the Taylor Agricultural
and Industrial Foundation; the Pop Warner Foundation of
Lakeland, Florida; the Texas Power & Light Company,
Dallas, Texas; and the Bank of Commerce, Fort Worth,
Texas. Mr. Griffith is a Mason and a Shriner and is a
Vestryman of St. James Episcopal Church of Taylor. He has
been active in the civic life of Taylor throughout his career.
Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 2:
NEW MEXICO
A rte s ia ....................................................... The First N a tio n a l Bank o f A rte s ia
R osw ell...................................................... The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Roswell

TEXAS
A lb a n y ............................................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f A lb a n y
B e e v ille ........................................................ The First N a tio n a l Bank o f B eeville
B ro w n fie ld ..................B row nfield State Bank & Trust C o., B ro w n fie ld , Texas
C le b u rn e .............................................................................. C le b urn e N a tio n a l Bank

N o m inated by the Follow ing

Banks in Group 2:

D a lla s ................................................... ..................... Em pire State Bank o f D allas
D a lla s .............................................................Fair Park N a tio n a l Bank o f D allas

TEXAS

D a lla s .............................................................In d u s tria l N a tio n a l Bank o f Dallas

Bay C ity ......................................................................Bay C ity Bank & Trust Co.
H ou sto n ....................................................Long Point N a tio n a l Bank o f Houston

G a lv e s to n ................................ The U n ite d States N a tio n a l Bank o f G alveston

D enison......................................................The State N a tio n a l Bank o f D enison
G ra h a m ......................................................................... The G ra h am N a tio n a l Bank
H ale C e n te r..........................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f H ale C enter

JO HN M . GRIFFITH

President
The City National Bank of Taylor
Taylor, Texas
Mr. Griffith was born in Bonham, Texas, on July 27,
1903, though he has been a resident of Taylor, Texas, most
of his life. He grew up in his father’s bank, doing odd jobs
around the place before and after school in Taylor and
during vacation periods of college days. He attended Vir­
ginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia, and in 1924
he completed his college education at Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, Texas, with a degree in banking.
Upon his graduation from college, Mr. Griffith began
his banking career in The City National Bank of Taylor,
Taylor, Texas, being elected Assistant Cashier in 1925,
Vice President and Cashier in 1927, and President — the
position which he still holds — in 1940. In 1943 he was
elected First Vice President of The City National Bank of
Houston, Houston, Texas, and served in that capacity until
1948, when he returned to Taylor to devote his full time to
the management of The City National Bank of Taylor.

H a rlin g e n ...............................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f H a rlin g e n
H ou sto n .......................................................................................... H eig hts State Bank
J a c k s o n v ille ..........................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Ja ckson ville
K ille e n ............................................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f K ille en
Lla n o ................................................................................................. M o ore State Bank
L ub b o ck.....................................................................................A m e rica n State Bank
M c K in n e y................................ The C o llin C ounty N a tio n a l Bank o f M cK inney
M e s q u ite ................................................... The First N a tio n a l Bank o f M e squ ite
M in e ra l W e lls ................................ The First N a tio n a l Bank in M in e ra l W e lls
O d e s s a ...........................................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Odessa
O d e ssa ...............................................................................................First

State

Bank

P a le stin e ....................................................The R oyall N a tio n a l Bank o f Palestine
Port N eches.......................................... The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Port Neches
San A n to n io .................. The Brooks Field N a tio n a l Bank o f San A n to n io
S e g u in ........................................................ S eguin State Bank & Trust C om pany
S o n o ra ............................................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Sonora
S ta ffo rd ..................................................................First N a tio n a l Bank o f S ta ffo rd
S w ee tw a te r............................................................. N a tio n a l Bank o f S w eetw ater
T a y lo r................................................................................First-T aylor N a tio n a l Bank
Te m p le ..................................................................................... Tem ple N a tio n a l Bank
T e rre ll................................................... The A m e rica n N a tio n a l Bank o f Te rre ll
T e x a rk a n a ...............................................................The Te xa rkan a N a tio n a l Bank
W a c o .................................................................... The N a tio n a l C ity Bank o f W a co

CANDIDATES FOR CLASS A DIRECTOR (CO NTIN UED )

FRANK J. KUBITZA

HARRY WILBUR, JR.

President and Chairman of the Board
Washington County State Bank
Brenham, Texas

Vice President
The First National Bank of Canadian
Canadian, Texas

Mr. Kubitza was born on July 29, 1885, on a farm in
Washington County near Burton, Texas. At the age of 18,
he left the farm and became a student at Blinn College,
graduating in 1912.

Mr. Wilbur was born in Wichita, Kansas, on October 1,
1912. His family moved to Gray, Oklahoma, in 1917; to
Perryton, Texas, in 1919; and to Canadian, Texas, in
October 1920. He attended public schools in Canadian,
graduated from high school at Kemper Military School in
Boonville, Missouri, and attended the University of Texas
in 1934.

For five years, Mr. Kub'tza taught school in Washington
County. After that, he prepared himself for bookkeeping
and accounting. For 20 years, he was general bookkeeper
and office manager of the South Texas Cotton Mill in Bren­
ham, doing auditing work as a side line for the city of
Brenham and various local concerns. After leaving the cot­
ton mill, he spent two years with a local lumberyard. Mr.
Kubitza was employed as Cashier or the Washington
County State Bank on November 15, 1935. Since April 27,
1945, he has been President and Chairman of the Board
of this bank.

During the past 25 years, Mr. Wilbur has been actively
employed in The First National Bank of Canadian, except
for a two-year period during the last war when he was
instructing ground school subjects at Carlstrom Air Base
near Arcadia, Florida. He became Cashier of the Canadian
bank in 1939, was elected to the Board in 1940, and was
made Vice President in January 1945, the position he holds
at this time.

During World War li, Mr. Kubitza served as Chairman
of the Washington County Rationing Board. At the present
time, he is Chairman of the Board and President of the
Brenham Cotton Mill, Inc. He is now City Commissioner, an
office which he has held for the past 12 years. Currently,
he is acting as Mayor Pro Tern and Finance Commissioner.
He also served three terms as a director of the local Cham­
ber of Commerce and is presently a director and the
Treasurer of the Brenham Industrial Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Wilbur is a past President of the Panhandle Chapter
of NABAC and is active in Canadian’s community affairs.
He has served on the Executive Board of the Adobe Walls
Council of Boy Scouts, is a past President of the Lions Club,
and is now serving as President of the Canadian Chamber
of Commerce. Mr. Wilbur is a member of the First Baptist
Church of Canadian.

N om inated by the Following Bank in Group 2;

TEXAS

TEXAS
B renham ................................................................W a s h in g to n C ounty State Bank

N om inated by the Following Banks in Group 2:

Baytown

C itizens N a tio n a l Bank & Trust C om pany o f Baytown

B eaum ont

S ecurity State Bank a nd Trust C om pany o f Beaum ont

C an a d ia n .................................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f C an a d ia n
C ors ic a n a .............................................. The First N a tio n a l Bank o f C orsicana
C o rs ic a n a ........................................... The State N a tio n a l Bank o f C orsicana
D a lh a rt.................................................................... C itizens State Bank o f D a lh a rt
D a lh a r t............................................................... First N a tio n a l Bank in D alh art
L are d o ................................................................. U nion N a tio n a l Bank o f Laredo
N ew B raunfels .............................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f N ew B raunfels
P am pa........................... .......................................... First N a tio n a l Bank in Pampa
P a n h a n d le ...............................................The First N a tio n a l Bank o f Panhandle


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