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F ederal R eserve Bank
OF DALLAS

Dallas, Texas, November 5, 1945

List o f Candidates and Ballots for
Election o f Directors o f this Bank by the Banks in Groups 1 and 2
The banks in Group 3 will not participate in this election, and this circular is sent to them
without forms for their information only.

To the .Member Banks of Groups 1 and 2
in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District:
In accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act, and my
circular dated September 28, 1945, in regard to the election of directors of this bank to
succeed Mr. Walter P. Napier, Class A director, and Mr. J. R. Milam, Class B director,
whose terms expire December 31, 1945, there are listed in this circular the names of the
candidates nominated, together with the names of the banks nominating them.
Accompanying this circular is a ballot upon which you should record your vote,
together with the necessary envelopes for use in sending your ballot to me. Please follow
carefully the instructions which are printed on the ballot and on the envelopes.
Your vote may be cast only by an officer whose authorization by your board of
directors to vote in these elections has been certified to me as indicated on the list in my
circular of September 28, 1945. You may change your authorization, if you desire, by
proper action of your board of directors. Any such change must be certified to me before
the polls close.
Your ballot must be received here not later than 2:00 p. m., November 23, 1945, at
which time the ballot box will be opened in the board room of this bank, the votes counted
and the results of the election announced. The candidates are invited to be present or
represented on that occasion.
Each member bank entitled to vote in this election is urged to do so. Please mark
your ballot carefully and send it to me in the enclosed envelopes at your earliest conĀ­
venience.
JAY TAYLOR
Chairman of the Board

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CANDIDATE FOR CLASS A DIRECTOR
WALTER P. NAPIER
President, Alamo National Bank
San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Napier was born in Karnes County, Texas, February 21, 1881; attended the public schools of
San Antonio, Texas, and the law department of the University of Texas; admitted to the bar in 1903 and
practiced continuously in San Antonio until 1929, when he was elected president of the Alamo National
Bank of San Antonio, which office he now holds. A t the time of his election to the presidency of the Alamo
National Bank he was a member of the law firm of Templeton, Brooks, Napier & Brown.
Beginning in 1930, he served two successive terms as a director of the San Antonio Branch of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He was president of the Texas Bankers Association for 1940.
He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce of his city for the year 1939 and as such
sponsored the creation of the Community Chest, which has been quite successful. He was Colonel of
Texas Cavalry during World War I.
Mr. Napier is a member of the board of trustees operating the municipally-owned gas and electric
utilities of the City of San Antonio.

Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 1:

Arizona
Tucson.................Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company
Texas
Austin....... ................... ................. American National Bank
Beaumont.................................. ....... ...... First National Bank
Corsicana......... ............................. ...........First National Bank
Dallas.... ........ ............................... ...... Dallas National Bank
Dallas................ .... ............Republic National Bank of Dallas
Fort Worth............. ...................... ..... .... First National Bank
Fort Worth....... .............. ............. Fort Worth National Bank
Galveston.... ...... .................................... -City National Bank
Galveston..... ............. ...... .
........ ........First National Bank
Galveston............ ........ ............. United States National Bank
Houston................................... ..... .......... Citizens State Bank
Houston....................... ........ First National Bank in Houston
Houston.......................Guardian Trust Company of Houston
Houston............................. ....... National Bank of Commerce
Houston_____ __ __________ _______ Second National Bank
Houston......... ........ . South Texas Commercial National Bank
Houston..... ................... ................. ...... State National Bank
Port Arthur_____ _________ ___ _______First National Bank
San Angelo___ __ ________ ________ Central National Bank
San Antonio ...National Bank of Commerce of San Antonio
Sherman............ ...... ...Merchants & Planters National Bank
Tyler_________ ___________ Citizens National Bank of Tyler
Waco______ _____ _ ___________ Citizens National Bank
_
W aco____ _ ______ _______________ First National Bank
_
Wichita Falls ......... ..... City National Bank in Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls _______ ___ _______ First National Bank
Wichita Falls.......... Wichita National Bank of Wichita Falls

CANDIDATE FOR CLASS B DIRECTOR
J. R. MILAM
President, The Cooper Company, Inc.
Waco, Texas
Mr. Milam was born in Weatherford, Texas, September 20, 1869. He attended Southwestern UniĀ­
versity at Georgetown, Texas, and holds from that institution the degree of Doctor of Laws. After
leaving the university he entered the general merchandise business in Glen Rose, Texas, and remained
in that business for ten years. In 1900 he organized the First National Bank of Glen Rose, serving as
president of that institution until 1907, when he moved to Waco to accept the vice presidency of The
Cooper Company, wholesale grocers. In 1937 he was elevated to the presidency of the company, which
position he now holds.
He is a trustee of Southwestern University and a member of the Board of Stewards of Austin
Avenue Methodist Church of Waco.
Nominated by the Following Banks in Group 2:
New Mexico
Clovis_______________ ___ ___ ______ Clovis National Bank
Roswell........................ ...... ........ ...........First National Bank
Texas
Abilene ________ __ ____Citizens National Bank in Abilene
Abilene_____________ Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Albany ................................. ...... ...... ... ..First National Bank
Bay City__________ _____ -Bay City Bank & Trust Company
Beaumont Security State Bank and Trust Co. of Beaumont
Belton________________The First National Bank in Belton
Brady...
................................ Commercial National Bank
Brenham________ _____ _____ _______ First National Bank
Brenham__________ ______ Washington County State Bank
Brownsville___ __ ______ ________Pan American State Bank
Bryan____ ________________ ________First National Bank
Childress ................................. ........... ... First National Bank
Cleburne
................. Cleburne National Bank
Corsicana_____________ __ ________ _ State National Bank
Decatur__________ __ _____ First National Bank in Decatur
Denison ______ _____ __ __________ __State National Bank
Eagle Lake .... ........... ........ ..... ..............First National Bank
Eagle Pass_________ ____ _
_ _____ First National Bank
_
Eldorado_________ ___ _ ___
_
_____First National Bank
Gainesville______ Gainesville National Bank in Gainesville
Gladewater__________ _____ ______The First State Bank
Harlingen........... ........................... ........ First National Bank
Hillsboro............. ............................ Citizens National Bank
Hondo ____________ ______ .... The Hondo National Bank
Itasca_________ ______ ___________ First National Bank
Laredo_______ __ ____ ____..Union National Bank of Laredo
Marshall__________ ___ ___________ First National Bank
Mart __________ _____
..... ... First National Bank
Midland ... . _______ ______
___ Midland National Bank
Mineral W ells....... ................. ........... State National Bank
Navasota............ .................. ............ .. First National Bank
New Braunfels...... ....... ........ ............... First National Bank
Palestine ____ _____ ______ ___
First National Bank
Pampa
_____ _________ First National Bank in Pampa
Richmond _____
. ... .................. First National Bank
Rosebud__________
Planters National Bank
San Antonio_____________ __ Bexar County National Bank
Seguin___________ __ Seguin State Bank & Trust Company
Sonora ............
.First National Bank
Stephenville........... .............. Farmers-First National Bank
Taylor............
City National Bank
Temple______ ___ _________ _ . ....Temple National Bank
Terrell__________________
American National Bank
Texas City_____ ____ ___ _____ ...Texas City National Bank
W aco__________ _____ _______________ National City Bank
Waxahachie____ ___Citizens National Bank in Waxahachie
Weatherford__
_____ ______ Citizens National Bank
Weatherford..... ... ........
The Merchants and Farmers
State Bank of Weatherford
Winnsboro............. ...... ................ . ...First National Bank
Winters_____________ __________ ...The Winters State Bank

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