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Oscar Wells

Oscar Wells, American banker. Member Fed, Advisory Council, 6th District, 1920, 24, 25; Member Beta Theta Pi.; Mason (32°,Kiloton).; Club: Mountain Brook.


  • Wells, Oscar was born on February 6, 1875 in Platte County, Missouri, United States. Son of Wesley W. and Rosa A. (Mock) Wells.

  • Education

    • Student Bethany (West Virginia) College to end of junior year.


    • Assistant cashier, Wells Banking Company, Platte City, Missoury, 1898-1899. President Bank of Edgerton, Missouri, 1899-1902. Cashier Carthage (Missouri) National Bank, 1903-1905, Fort Worth (Texas) National Bank, 1905-1909, Commercial National Bank, Houston, 1909-1912.

      Vice president Union National Bank, Houston, 1912-1913, 1st National Bank, Houston, 1913-1914. Governor and director Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, October 16, 1914-March 1, 1915 (resigned). President 1st National Bank, Birmingham, Alabama, 1915-1930, Chairman of the Board since 1930.

      Director Woodward Iron Company, Birmingham Fire Insurance Company, Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company, Baltimore, Maryland., Alabama Power Company.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Fed, Advisory Council, 6th District, 1920, 24, 25. Member Beta Theta Pi. Mason (32°,Kiloton).

    Club: Mountain Brook.


    • Married Hallie Hurst Jacob, October 11, 1900.
    • father: Wesley W. Wells
    • mother: Rosa A. (Mock) Wells
    • spouse: Hallie Hurst Jacob
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    Born February 6, 1875
    Died March 30, 1953
    (aged 78)