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Robert Marion Strickland

Robert Marion Strickland, American banker.

Background

  • Strickland, Robert Marion was born on March 1, 1895 in Tallapoosa, Georgia, United States. Son of Robert Marion and Leola Ruth (Atkinson) Strickland.

  • Education

    • Student Emory University, 1910-1912. Bachelor of Laws, Atlanta Law School, 1914.

    Career

    • With Fourth National Bank (now First National Bank), 1919-1933, vice president, 1922-1933. Director, executive vice president Trust Company of Georgia and Trust Company of Georgia Associates, 1933-1936, president since 1936. Director Coca Cola International Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware.

      Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia), Tubize Rayon Corporation, New York, New York. Dyersburg (Tennessee) Cotton Products Company, North Carolina & St. L. Railway, Nashville.

    Politics

    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

    Religion

    The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Member American Bankers’ Association, Treasury War Borrowing Committee, vice chairman Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Ala, President Atlanta Clearing House Association, 1927, also president same, 1944. President Georgia Bankers Association, 1927-1928, Reserve City Bankers Association, 1937-1938. Member executive council nat. bank division, American Bankers Association, 1927, vice president, 1931-1932.

    Trustee John Bulow Campbell Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia. Member Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Capital City, Piedmont Driving, Rotary, Oglethorpe.

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Dickey, October 15, 1919. Children: Mary Jessie, Robert Marion III. Practiced law as associate with Brandon & Hynds, Atlanta, 1913-1917.
    • father: Robert Marion Strickland
    • mother: Leola Ruth (Atkinson) Strickland
    • spouse: Jessie Dickey
    • children: Mary Jessie Strickland
    • Robert Marion III. Practiced law as associate with Brandon & Hynds Strickland
    • Atlanta Strickland
    • 1913-1917 Strickland
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    Died August 8, 1946
    (aged 51)
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