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Edmund Kirby Smith


Edmund Kirby Smith, American banker. member National Currency Association for La; member La.


Smith, Edmund Kirby was born on February 25, 1871 in Hernando, Mississippi, United States. Son of Lemuel B. and Annie (Campbell) Smith.


Education public and high schools, Mississippi, and University of Mississippi.


Began career with First National Bank, Orlando, Florida, 1888, later appointed city treasurer. Founded Merchants Bank, Orlando. In banking business in Arkansas and Texas, organizing State National Bank and State Savings & Trust Company, Texarkana, Arkansas.

President Arkansas Bankers’ Association, 1905-1906. Executive council, American Bankers Association, 1907-1910, and of National Bank section, 1912-1914. Moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, 1910.

1st president Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, 1910-1913. Member National Currency Association for Louisiana and Mississippi, 1914. Member Louisiana Loan Commission (for distribution of $135,000,000 cotton loan fund), 1914.

Director Kansas City, Shreveport & Gulf Railway, 1917-1918. Chairman of the Board Caddo Central Oil & Refining Corporation (New York City and Shreveport). Chairman of the Board Commercial National Bank, Shreveport.

President and owner Shreveport Hotel Company, Washington Hotel Company, Shreveport. Owner Meridian Mansions Hotel, Washington, District of Columbia Home: Shreveport, La.


Member National Currency Association for La. Member La.


Married May Pauline Rerdell, 1892.

Lemuel B. Smith

Annie (Campbell) Smith

May Pauline Rerdell