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Howard Payne Preston

Howard Payne Preston, American banker. member of the board of trustees of Tusculum College.


  • Preston, Howard Payne was born on December 6, 1884 in Woodbury, Tennessee, United States. Son of Hugh Lawson and Thankful C. (Doak) Preston.

  • Education

    • Student Wodbury Academy, 1892-1900. University of Tennessee, 1900-1902.


    • With drug company, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1902-1907. In abstract and title business in California, 1907-1912. President and cashier, Fort Bragg (California) Commercial Bank, 1912-1928.

      Vice president Bank of America National Association, San Francisco, California, 1928-1929, same position, New York office, 1929-1932. Manager R.F.C., Chicago, 1932-1933. Deputy governor Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 1933-1936, first vice president, 1936-1945.

      President Hamilton National Bank of Knoxville 1945-1960, Chairman of the Board since 1960. Member board directors Hamilton National Bank, Chattanooga, 1st. National Bank (Harriman, Tennessee).


    Member of the board of trustees of Tusculum College. Clubs: City, Cherokee Country (Knoxville).


    • Married Effie B. Case, November 1910. Children: Virginia P. Peabody (deceased), Margery P. Nacey.
    • father: Hugh Lawson Preston
    • mother: Thankful C. (Doak) Preston
    • spouse: Effie B. Case
    • children: Virginia P. Peabody Preston (deceased)
    • Margery P. Nacey Preston
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    Born December 6, 1884
    Died January 9, 1968
    (aged 83)