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William Wilson Campbell

William Wilson Campbell, American banker. Recipient Honorary Life Membership award 4-H Clubs; Man of Year in Service to Arkansas Agriculture, Progressive Farmer, 1951.

Background

  • Campbell, William Wilson was born on February 9, 1889 in Forrest City, Arkansas, United States. Son of Silas Calvin and Jessie (Griggs) Campbell.

  • Education

    • Student Eastman College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1908-1909. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Arkansas, 1949.

    Career

    • President of the First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas, Forrest City, Arkansas, from 1923-1954, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, from 1954. Director Arkansas Power and Light Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank, Memphis, First Arkansas Development Finance Corporation. Member federal advisory council, Eighth Federal Reserve District, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank chairman of regional advisory committee to comptroller of currency Eighth National Bank Region.

      State chairman Arkansas War Finance Committee. Member cotton advising committee Commodity Credit Corporation, Washington. Advising committee R.F.C., Little Rock, Arkansas.

      Chairman state highway finance advising committee. Member Memphis and Arkansas Bridge Commission, 1945, Hoover panel on loan agencies, 1954. Vice chairman Arkansas Industrial Development Commission.

      Member White House Conference on Education Trustee Arkansas College, Forrest City Library. Director Arkansas Crippled Children’s Hospital. Director, trustee Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

      Member Southern.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn, Presbyn

    Membership

    Member federal advisory council, Eighth Federal Reserve District, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank chairman of regional advisory committee to comptroller of currency Eighth National Bank Region. State chairman Arkansas War Finance Committee. Member cotton advising committee Commodity Credit Corporation, Washington.

    Member Memphis and Arkansas Bridge Commission, 1945, Hoover panel on loan agencies, 1954. Member White House Conference on Education Trustee Arkansas College, Forrest City Library. Member Southern; member Arkansas Committee for Salk Institute.

    Member Soil Conservation Society of America (honorary), Arkansas Chamber of Commerce (director), Mid-South Fair Association Memphis (director), American Bankers Association (member executive council. Mason (33 degree).; Clubs: Rotary, Young Business Men’s (Forrest City).

    Connections

    • Married Victoria Mann, December 14, 1916. Children: William Mann Annual.
    • father: Silas Calvin Campbell
    • mother: Jessie (Griggs) Campbell
    • spouse: Victoria Mann
    • child: William Mann Ann Campbell
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