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Banker

Leon Stone, American banker. Named Boss of Year, Credit Women of Austin, 1966.

Background

Stone, Leon was born on February 27, 1914 in Rockdale, Texas, United States. Son of Harley J. and Ella (Strelsky) Stone.

Education

Student, Blinn College, Brenham, Tex, 1932. Student, Sul Ross College, Alpine, Texas, 1934. Student, University Texas, 1935.

Student, Rutgers University, 1954.

Career

With Brown & Root, Houston, 1936-1937. Guggenheim-Goldsmith, Austin, Texas, 1937-1938. With Austin National Bank, since 1938, president, 1963-1984.

Also director

Board directors First State Bank, Burnet, Texas. Chairman Southwestern Graduate School Banking, Southern Methodist University Dallas.

Membership

Vice chairman Teacher Retirement System Texas, 1956-1977. Board directors Presbyterian Theological Seminary, since 1958, Seton Hospital, since 1966, Mental Health and Mental Retardation Association, since 1965. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army, European Theatre of Operations.

Member American Bankers Association (regional vice president since 1965, executive committee since 1966), Texas Bankers Association (president 1973), American Institute Banking (past president), Austin Chamber of Commerce (president 1968), Texas Taxpayers Association (president) Clubs: Rotarian, Mason, Shriner (Jester).

Connections

Married Bess Northington, August 19, 1939. Children– Pebble Stone Moss, Cherry J. Stone McKinnon.

father:
Harley J. Stone

mother:
Ella (Strelsky) Stone

spouse:
Bess Northington

children:
Pebble Stone Moss Stone

Cherry J. Stone McKinnon Stone