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Morris Allen Arnold


Morris Allen Arnold, American banker.


Arnold, Morris Allen was born on May 1, 1866 in Mexico, Missouri, United States. Son of Robert Russell and Ophelia (Morris) Arnold.


Educational public schools, Mexico, Missouri. Student of University of Missouri, 1886.


1 son, Lawrence M. Began as assistant cashier, 1st National Bank, Mexico, Missouri, 1887. Clerk, 3d National Bank, St. Louis, Missouri, 1889-1891. Cashier Farmers & Merchants.

Bank, Centralia, Missouri, 1891-1897. State bank examiner, Missouri, 1897-1901. Vice president, 1st National Bank, Billings, Montana, 1901-1907.

President 1st National Bank, Seattle, 1907-1929, 1st National Corporation, 1928-1929, First Seattle Dexter Horton National Bank (now Seattle-First National Bank), 1929-1939, Chairman of the Board, 1939-September 1, 1940. Retired. Director Seattle branch Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 1916-1933. Member Federal Advisory Council, 12th Federal Reserve District, 1933-1935.

Director and member Executive Committee Seattle 1st National Bank. Director Fisher Flour Mills Company, Superior Portland Cement Company, Northern Life Insurance Company, Metropolitan Building Company.


Clubs: Rainier, Seattle Golf.


Married Georgia Moss, October 11, 1893.

Robert Russell Arnold

Ophelia (Morris) Arnold

Georgia Moss