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Robert Ellison Harding

Robert Ellison Harding, American banker. Member Association Reserve City Bankers (president 1933 and director), Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (president 1928-1929), Beta Theta Pi.; Mason (32°, Shriner).

Background

  • Harding, Robert Ellison was born on March 7, 1883 in Paris, Tennessee, United States. Son of Noah and Celia (Matthewson) Harding.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Fort Worth (Texas) U. Student of University of Texas, 1900-1903.

    Career

    • With Fort Worth National Bank, summers 1897-1903, clerk, 1903-1906, became assistant cashier, 1908, vice president, 1914, president, 1930-1951, chairman of board, since 1951. Member Federal Advisory Council of Federal Reserve System, 1937-1941. Director Riverside State Bank, Fort Worth.

      Vice president, director Acme Brick Company. Director State Reserve Life Insurance Company, Texas Electric Service Company, Texas Pacific Coal & Oil Corporation, T. & P. Railway, International-Great Northern Railroad Company, Member of Parliament Railroad Company, N.O., Texas & Mexico Railroad Company, Ellison Furniture and Carpet Company of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Lloyds, Fort Worth Belt Railway, West Side State Bank, Fort Worth, Agricultural-Livestock Finance Corporation, Citizens Hotel Company, Federal Royalties Company. Director Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Texas, 1930-1936.

      Trustee Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. Vice president Texas Christian University Stadium Association.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Association Reserve City Bankers (president 1933 and director), Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (president 1928-1929), Beta Theta Pi. Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Fort Worth (vice president), River Crest Country (vice president), Rotary (honorary), Colonial.

    Connections

    • Married Merle Reynolds, January 4, 1911. Children: Robert E. Junior.
    • father: Noah Harding
    • mother: Celia (Matthewson) Harding
    • spouse: Merle Reynolds
    • child: Robert E. Jr Harding
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    Born March 7, 1883
    Died February 20, 1952
    (aged 68)
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