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FEDERAL

RESERVE: BAN K O F ST*. L O U IS

N O M IN A T IO N S F O R D IR E C TO R S

St. Louis, October 29, 1943.

TO TH E MEMBER BANKS IN D ISTRICT No. 8:
In accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act and my circular
dated September 16, in regard to election of directors of this bank to succeed the Class A director
and the Class B director whose terms expire December 31 of this year, there is given on the back
hereof a list of the candidates nominated for such directors, indicating by whom nominated.
There is sent herewith to each bank in Group 2 a preferential ballot for use in voting on the
candidate for Class B Director, and to each bank in Group 3 a preferential ballot for use in voting
on the candidate for Class A director. There are also enclosed an envelope bearing on its face the
certificate in regard to the vote, an envelope marked “ Ballot” in which to seal the ballot, and a selfaddressed return envelope.
The ballot and certificate on the envelope must
to cast the vote. A list of the designated officers
order that the ballot may be secret, the name of the
on the ballot, but only on the certificate envelope,

be executed by an officer who has been authorized
was attached to my circular above mentioned. In
bank and of the voting officer should not be written
and the following procedure should be observed:

(1)

After the preferential ballot has been marked,

(2)
(3)

It should be placed in the envelope marked “ Ballot” and the envelope sealed.
After the certificate on the certificate envelope has been executed,

(4)
(5)

The ballot envelope should be placed within the certificate envelope and the latter sealed.
Then this certificate envelope containing the sealed ballot envelope should be returned
to me in the self-addressed envelope.

Under the law, the ballot must be returned so as to reach me within fifteen days after its receipt.
The polls will open on November 1 and close at 2 p. m. on November 16, 1943. At that time the bal­
lot 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 announced. The candidates are invited to be pres­
ent or represented on that occasion.
While the banks in Group 1 will not vote in this election, the circular is sent to them without
forms for their information.




Respectfully,
W IL L IA M T. NARDIN,
Chairman of the Board.

(over)

CANDIDATE FOR CLASS A DIRECTOR
NAME AND BIOGRAPHY

G. R. Corlis, Anna, 111..................................................................
Place and date of birth:
Education: Graduate of Union Academy, Anna, 111., and Beloit
College, Beloit, Wis.
Business activities: Elected Assistant Cashier, Anna National
Bank, Anna, 111., in 1911. Has been Cashier of the bank since
1917 and a director since 1923. Vice President and director of
Fruit Growers Package Co., Jonesboro, 111. Receiver for Anna
Stone Co., 1931-34.
Other affiliations: Member, Board of Directors of Stinson
Memorial Library for past IS ^yea'lJSv -Commissioner and Secre­
tary of Clear Creek Drainage ana Dw^eJ District during past 23
years.
Chairman of local Selective Service Board.
President,
Anna Chamber of Commerce, 1930. Was director of Anna-Jones­
boro Community High School for 15 years.
Following connection with Illinois Bankers’ Association: Group
10— Secretary, 1927-28, Vice Chairman, 1928-29, Chairman, 192930; member of— Committee on Count}- Federations, 1929-30, Ad­
ministrative Committee, 1929-30, Committee on Bank Management,
1930-31, 1933-35, 1937-38, 1942-43, Committee on Crime Prevention
and Insurance, 1931-33, and Executive Committee, 1936-37,
1942-43.
Now Class A director of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

NOMINATED BY FOLLOWING BANKS IN GROUP 3 s
First National Bank, Ashdown, Ark.
First National Bank, Berryville, Ark.
First National Bank, Conway, Ark.
First National Bank, Newark, Ark.
Anna National Bank, Anna, 111.
First National Bank, Ava, 111.
First National Bank, Benld, 111.
Carbondale National Bank, Carbondale, 111.
First National Bank, Cobden, 111.
Coffeen National Bank, Coffeen, 111.
First State Bank, Dongola, 111.
First National Bank, Freeburg, 111.
Hoyleton State & Savings Bank, Hoyleton, 111.
First National Bank, Jonesboro, 111.
First National Bank, Marine, 111.
First National Bank, Mascoutah, 111.
National State Bank. Metropolis, 111.
First National Bank, Murphysboro, 111.
First National Bank, Newton, 111.
Richview State Bank, Richview, 111.
First National Bank, Vienna, 111.
Neat, Condit and Grout National Bank, Winchester, 111.
First National Bank, Huntingburg, Ind.
Bank of Middletown, Middletown, Ky.
Bank of Lincoln County, Elsberry, Mo.
First National Bank, Gallatin, Mo.
First National Bank, Perryville, Mo.
First National Bank, Salem, Mo.
Franklin County Bank, Washington, Mo.

CANDIDATE FOR CLASS B DIRECTOR
NAME AND BIOGRAPHY

Henry H. Tucker, Little Rock, Ark............................................
Place and date of birth:
Education: Attended public schools of Little Rock. Graduate
of Arkansas Military Academy and Cornell University.
Business activities: Entered employ of Fones Brothers Hard­
ware Co., Little Rock, Ark., in 1909. Served as Asst. Secretary,
Secretary, and President since 1926. President of Fones Realty Co.
and Linkway Stores Co. Operates family owned cotton plantation in
Drew County, Ark. Director Rose City Realty Co., Little Rock.
Other affiliations: Formerly director and member o'f Executive
Committee of Union National Bank, Little Rock, director of Little
Rock Branch Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, President of Little
Rock Chamber of Commerce (1935), Vice President and director of
Mississippi Valley Association, and Chairman of Arkansas Agricul­
tural and Industrial Commission. Now member Broadway-Main St.
Bridge Commission, Little Rock, and Class B director of Federal
Reserve Bank of St. Louis.




NOMINATED BY FOLLOWING BANKS IN GROUP 2 :
Elk Horn Bank & Trust Co., Arkadelphia, Ark.
First National Bank, Blytheville, Ark.
Citizens National Bank, Camden, Ark.
National Bank of Commerce, El Dorado, Ark.
First National Bank, Fayetteville, Ark.
Phillips National Bank, Helena, Ark.
First National Bank, Hope, Ark.
Peoples National Bank, Little Rock, Ark.
National Bank of Commerce, Pine Bluff, Ark.
Bank of Russellville, Russellville, Ark.
First National Bank, Springdale, Ark.
St. Clair National Bank, Belleville, 111.
Fairfield National Bank, Fairfield, 111.
First National Bank, Highland, 111.
Peoples National Bank, Lawrenceville, 111.
City National Bank, Metropolis, 111.
Salem National Bank, Salem, 111.
First National Bank, Petersburg, Ind.
Peoples National Bank & Trust Co., Washington, Ind.
American National Bank, Bowling Green, Ky.
Citizens National Bank, Bowling Green, Ky.
Farmers National Bank, Danville, Ky.
First National Bank, Greenville, Ky.
Ohio Valley National Bank, Henderson, Ky.
Planters Bank & Trust Co., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Marion National Bank, Lebanon, Ky.
First National Bank, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Citizens National Bank, Maplewood, Mo.
Mexico Savings Bank, Mexico, Mo.
Mechanics Bank & Trust Co., Moberly, Mo.
Paris National Bank, Paris, Mo.
Second National Bank, Jackson, Tenn.


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