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Thomas Branch Mcadams

Thomas Branch Mcadams, American banker. Member American Bankers Association (president 1921-1922), Virginia Bankers Association (president 1912), Association Reserve City Bankers (president 1918), Richmond Clearing House Association (president 1921). American Acceptance Council (Executive Committee 1921-1924), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma (grand alpha, 1926), etc.; Mason (K.T., 32°, Shriner), Society of the Cincinnati, etc.

Background

  • Mcadams, Thomas Branch was born on November 12, 1879 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of George Brockenbrough and Sarah Reed (Branch) M.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Richmond College (now University of Richmond), 1897, Master of Arts, 1898. Doctor of Laws, University of Richmond, 1924.

    Career

    • Began as clerk Merchants National Bank, 1898. With Thomas Branch Company, 1899-1904. With Merchants National Bank, 1904, senior vice president until 1925, also partner Scott & Stringfellow until 1925.

      Executive vice president State & City Bank & Trust Company, 1925-1926. Executive manager State-Planters Bank & Trust Company, 1926-1933. President Union Trust Company, Baltimore, 1933-1947, chairman, since 1947, now director.

      Director United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company (Baltimore). Was colonel on staffs governments Swanson and Mann. State director National War Savings Campaign, and member Liberty Loan Executive Committee, World War.

      Trustee University of Richmond.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Bankers Association (president 1921-1922), Virginia Bankers Association (president 1912), Association Reserve City Bankers (president 1918), Richmond Clearing House Association (president 1921). American Acceptance Council (Executive Committee 1921-1924), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma (grand alpha, 1926), etc. Mason (K.T., 32°, Shriner), Society of the Cincinnati, etc.

    Clubs: Maryland, Elkridge Hunt, Merchants.

    Connections

    • Married Edna Harris McLure, October 9, 1906. Children: Sarah Read (deceased), Edna Wylie (Mistress.
    • father: George Brockenbrough M.
    • mother: Sarah Reed (Branch) M.
    • spouse: Edna Harris McLure
    • children: Sarah Read Mcadams (deceased)
    • Edna Wylie (Mrs Mcadams
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    Born November 12, 1879
    Died December 31, 1957
    (aged 78)
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