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John Wilkins Norwood


John Wilkins Norwood, American banker. member Federal Advisory Council of Federal Reserve System, 5th Dist.


Norwood, John Wilkins was born on March 18, 1865 in Hartsville, South Carolina, United States. Son of George Alexander and Mary Louisa (Wilkins) Norwood.


Student Wake Forest, North Carolina College, 1881-1882, 1883-1884. South Carolina. Military Academy, 1882-1883.


Colonel John B. Patrick, 1887. Married second, Lidie, d. James Y. Goodlett, 1891.

Children—George, Laura Cleveland. Married 3d, Fannie Conyers, 1906. Children—John Wilkins, Benjamin King, Oliver, Frances.

Began as clerk in cotton office of G. A. Norwood & Company, Charleston, 1884. Cashier Peoples Bank, Greenville, 1887-1888. Organizer, 1887, and president until 1892, Greenville Savings Bank.

Organizer, 1892, and president until 1902, Atlantic National Bank, Wilmington. North Carolina; president Wilmington Sav. & Trust Company, 1894-1910, vice president, 1910-1941.

Organizer, 1898, president until 1908, Blue Ridge National Bank, Asheville, North Carolina. President City National Bank, Greenville, 1903-1906. Organizer, Norwood National Bank, Greenville, 1907, president until 1925, then Chairman of the Board.

Chairman of the Board S. Carolina National Bank, a consolidation of Bank of Charleston, N.B.A., of Charleston, the Carolina National Bank of Columbia, and the Norwood National Bank of Greenville until 1933. Formerly vice-president and Chairman of the Board Carolina National Bank, Anderson, South Carolina., now director. Director Brandon Mills, Liberty Life Insurance Company, chairman Greenville County Highway Commission, 1915-1919.

Member Federal Advisory Council of Federal Reserve System, 5th District, 1915-1918. Trustee Greenville Public Library.


Member Federal Advisory Council of Federal Reserve System, 5th Dist.


Married Vina, d.;; married second, Lidie, d.; married 3d, Fannie Conyers, 1906. Children: George, Laura Cleveland.

George Alexander Norwood

Mary Louisa (Wilkins) Norwood



Fannie Conyers

George Norwood

Laura Cleveland Norwood