Monday, June 6, 2011

The Dresden Bank's New President

Clipping from the Dresden Enterprise found among the papers of Virginia Shumate Moran.

James H. Moran became the youngest bank president in the state of Tennessee when he was elected to the position after the death of his father, John Williamson Moran.

The Dresden Bank's New President.
Dresden enjoys a rare distinction, in that one of her citizens is the youngest bank president in the state, perhaps in the South.

A called meeting of the board of directors of the Dresden Bank was held at the offices of the bank on Monday afternoon for the election of a successor to Mr. J.W. Moran, deceased, when Mr. James H. Moran, youngest son of the late president of the bank, was unanimously chosen to head this well-known and popular financial institution.  His election to this exalted and responsible position is a recognition on the part of the board of directors of the sterling qualities and characteristics of James Moran possessed by his illustrated father, and the friends of the bank may be assured of that cordiality, that glad-hand from the new president that they received from the old.
While this is indeed a splendid compliment, it is not an undeserved one, for Jim Moran possesses the ability and is in every way capable of shouldering the grave responsibilities placed upon his shoulders.  The Enterprise extends congratulations.
Mr. Harrell Moran was elected a member of the board of directors to succeed his father in that capacity.  He has been the assistant cashier for a number of years.

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