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Francis Guy Hitt, business executive. Served as assistant postmaster in city of DuQuoin, 1914-1920; Member Committee on Higher Education State of Illinois, 1959. Trustee Shurtleff College, 1950-1954; member board directors St. Louis Convention and Publicity Bureau, 1938-1951.; Member Benton Chamber of Commerce (president 1951-1952, board directors 1951-1953).; Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Background

Hitt, Francis Guy was born on June 11, 1890 in DuQuoin, Illinois, United States. Son of Francis Marion and Olivia L. (Harriss) Hitt.

Education

Graduate DuQuoin Township High School and Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University.

Career

Served as assistant postmaster in city of DuQuoin, 1914-1920. Assistant cashier First National Bank, Christopher, Illinois, 1921-1926. President First National Bank Zeigler, Illinois, 1927-1937.

Chairman of the Board, president Bank of Zeigler, from 1951, Chairman of the Board, 1957-1964, chairman of the executive committee, from 1964. Director of Bank of St. Louis. President Bank of Benton, Illinois, 1951-1957, Chairman of the Board, from 1957.

Director Southern Illinois, Inc., General Bancshares Corporation, St. Louis. Director Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1932-1937, 1st vice president, 1937-1951. Conservator First National Bank, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1933-1934.

Vice chairman of the United States Treasury War Finance Company, 8th Federal Reserve District, 1943.

Membership

Served as assistant postmaster in city of DuQuoin, 1914-1920. Member Committee on Higher Education State of Illinois, 1959. Trustee Shurtleff College, 1950-1954.

Member board directors St. Louis Convention and Publicity Bureau, 1938-1951. Member Benton Chamber of Commerce (president 1951-1952, board directors 1951-1953). Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

Clubs: Benton Country, Rotary (president of chapter of St. Louis 1948-1949.

Connections

Married Martha Lee Provart, May 15, 1917. Children: Frances Lee (Mistress.

father:
Francis Marion Hitt

mother:
Olivia L. (Harriss) Hitt

spouse:
Martha Lee Provart

child:
Frances Lee (Mrs Hitt