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Felix Marcus Mcwhirter

Felix Marcus Mcwhirter, American banker. Decorated Legion of Merit, Philippine Liberation medal.

Background

  • Mcwhirter, Felix Marcus was born on June 14, 1886 in Greencastle, Indiana, United States. Son of Felix Tony and Luella Frances (Smith) Mcwhirter.

  • Education

    • Student De Pauw University, 1903-1906.

    Career

    • President, Chairman of the Board Peoples Bank and Trust Company, Indianapolis, 1915-1959, Chairman of the Board, 1959-1972, chairman of the executive committee, since 1972. President Peoples Building Company.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is good for Christians with different approaches to the interpretation of the Bible to engage with each other and argue how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Membership

    Member nat. board field advisers Small Business Administration, 1954-1959. Member Indianapolis Board Public Safety, 1918-1922. Member board Department Community Welfare, Indianapolis.

    Member advising committee National Rivers and Harbors Congress. Member Indiana committee Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Inc., 1939-1940. Member Moore Foundation, Indianapolis.

    Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1921-1937, vice president 1932-1937, Chairman of Commission finance, budget and audit, 1930-1937. Membership committee 1935, executive council 1939-1942, 49-50), Indiana Bankers Association (president 1933-1934. Member of council administration 1934-1936), Boy Scouts American (Indianapolis council), Delta Kappa Epsilon.

    Clubs: Kiwanis, Optimist, Columbia.

    Connections

    • Married Alma Phillips, June 12, 1908 (deceased).; married second, Marguerite Graham, September 19, 1953. Children: Alma Jane (Mistress.
    • father: Felix Tony Mcwhirter
    • mother: Luella Frances (Smith) Mcwhirter
    • spouses: Alma Phillips
    • Marguerite Graham
    • child: Alma Jane (Mrs Mcwhirter
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