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Render Lewis Crowder

Render Lewis Crowder, American banker. Decorated Purple Heart with 2 oak leaf clusters.


  • Crowder, Render Lewis was born on August 22, 1905 in Durand, Georgia, United States. Son of Render Lewis and Elizabeth (Rutherford) Crowder.

  • Education

    • Student Columbia, 1926-1927.


    • Auditor, Johns-Manville Company, 1928-1929. With credit department Gulf Oil Corporation, 1930-1931. Engaged in publicity for radio stations, Tulsa, 1931-1932.

      Credit manager Mid-Continent Oil Corporation, Tulsa, 1933-1934. Cashier First National Bank, Tonkawa, Oklahoma, 1934-1954, president, 1954-1968, also director. Director First National Bank, Ponca City, Oklahoma.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member President’s Committee Employment Handicapped, 1963-1968. Mayor of Tonkawa, 1949-1956. Member Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 1960-1968, chairman, 1963-1964.

    Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member Tonkawa Chamber of Commerce (president 1937-1938), American Legion (past post commander), Veterans of Foreign Wars.


    • Married Sylvia Edgington, February 19, 1932. Children: Grace E. (Mistress T. N. Sutton), Caroline Sue (Mistress WordPress Dowling).
    • father: Render Lewis Crowder
    • mother: Elizabeth (Rutherford) Crowder
    • spouse: Sylvia Edgington
    • children: Grace E. Crowder (Mistress T. N. Sutton)
    • Caroline Sue Crowder (Mistress WordPress Dowling)
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    Born August 22, 1905
    Died May 24, 1968
    (aged 62)