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Morris Allen Arnold

Morris Allen Arnold, American banker.


  • Arnold, Morris Allen was born on May 1, 1866 in Mexico, Missouri, United States. Son of Robert Russell and Ophelia (Morris) Arnold.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Mexico, Missouri. Student of University of Missouri, 1886.


    • 1 son, Lawrence M. Began as assistant cashier, 1st National Bank, Mexico, Missouri, 1887. Clerk, 3d National Bank, St. Louis, Missouri, 1889-1891. Cashier Farmers & Merchants.

      Bank, Centralia, Missouri, 1891-1897. State bank examiner, Missouri, 1897-1901. Vice president, 1st National Bank, Billings, Montana, 1901-1907.

      President 1st National Bank, Seattle, 1907-1929, 1st National Corporation, 1928-1929, First Seattle Dexter Horton National Bank (now Seattle-First National Bank), 1929-1939, Chairman of the Board, 1939-September 1, 1940. Retired. Director Seattle branch Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1916-1933. Member Federal Advisory Council, 12th Federal Reserve District, 1933-1935.

      Director and member Executive Committee Seattle 1st National Bank. Director Fisher Flour Mills Company, Superior Portland Cement Company, Northern Life Insurance Company, Metropolitan Building Company.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Clubs: Rainier, Seattle Golf.


    • Married Georgia Moss, October 11, 1893.
    • father: Robert Russell Arnold
    • mother: Ophelia (Morris) Arnold
    • spouse: Georgia Moss
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    Born March 1, 1866
    Died March 22, 1946
    (aged 80)