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Banker

James Willis Cantey, American banker. Decorated Silver Star (3), Bronze Star (4), Legion of Merit, Purple Heart; Croix de Guerre France). Chairman South Carolina Ports Authority, 1956-1964. Served with infantry Army of the United States, World World War World War II; Member South Carolina Bankers Association (president from 1966), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Cantey, James Willis was born on March 3, 1917 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of J.M. and Elizabeth (Childs) Cantey.

Education

Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1938.

Career

With Columbia Outdoor Advertising, Inc., 1945-1958, president, 1947-1958, chairman board, from 1973. With Citizens & Southern National Bank South Carolina, Charleston, 1958-1974, president, 1960-1971, chairman board, 1971-1974, also director. Director Liberty Life Insurance Company, Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, State-Record Newspaper, Standard Building & Loan Association, Charlotte branch Federal Reserve Bank, 1967-1972.

Membership

Chairman South Carolina Ports Authority, 1956-1964. Served with infantry Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member South Carolina Bankers Association (president from 1966), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Clubs: Kiwanian.

Connections

Married Nancy Moorer, April 19, 1941. Children– James Willis, Joseph Moorer, John Childs.

father:
J.M. Cantey

mother:
Elizabeth (Childs) Cantey

spouse:
Nancy Moorer

children:
James Willis Cantey

Joseph Moorer Cantey

John Childs Cantey