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Charles Leslie Franks, American investments executive. Certified internal auditor; Certified Public Accountants; chartered bank auditor.


Franks, Charles Leslie was born on January 21, 1934 in Columbus, Mississippi, United States. Son of Leslie J. and Almeda (Morris) Franks.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Mississippi State University, 1956.


Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company, Houston, 1959-1961;manager internal audit department, Bank of S.W., Houston, 1961-1971;general auditor, Southwest Bancshares, Inc., 1972-1979;vice president, auditor, Merc. National Bank, Dallas, 1979-1982;senior vice president, auditor, Merc. National Bank, Dallas, 1982-1986;senior vice-president, director, internal auditor, Bright Banc, Dallas, 1986-1989;senior vice president, chief finance officer, Bright Banc, Dallas, 1989-1990;private practice investments, since 1991.

Instructor, speaker various Bank Administration Institute seminars, meetings and conversations.


  • Certified internal auditor. Certified Public Accountants. Chartered bank auditor.


Served to captain United States Air Force, 1956-1959. Member Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (secretary Houston chapter 1971-1972), Bank Administration Institute (vice president Gulf Coast chapter 1971-1972, president 1973-1974, director 1974-1975, state director 1975-1977, director Dallas chapter 1980-1984), American Institute Banking, Institute Internal Auditors (governor 1973-1978, president Houston chapter 1974-1975), Houston Chamber of Commerce C., Arnold Air Society, Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Lambda Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi.


Married Cecile Alice Cronovich, February 7, 1959. Children– Carolyn Anne, Charles Christopher.

Leslie J. Franks

Almeda (Morris) Franks

Cecile Alice Cronovich

Carolyn Anne Franks

Charles Christopher Franks