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Oscar Wells

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Oscar Wells, American banker. Member Fed, Advisory Council, 6th District, 1920, 24, 25; Member Beta Theta Pi.; Mason (32°,Kiloton).; Club: Mountain Brook.

Background

Wells, Oscar was born on February 6, 1875 in Platte County, Missouri, United States. Son of Wesley W. and Rosa A. (Mock) Wells.

Education

Student Bethany (West Virginia) College to end of junior year.

Career

Assistant cashier, Wells Banking Company, Platte City, Missoury, 1898-1899. President Bank of Edgerton, Missouri, 1899-1902. Cashier Carthage (Missouri) National Bank, 1903-1905, Fort Worth (Texas) National Bank, 1905-1909, Commercial National Bank, Houston, 1909-1912.

Vice president Union National Bank, Houston, 1912-1913, 1st National Bank, Houston, 1913-1914. Governor and director Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, October 16, 1914-March 1, 1915 (resigned). President 1st National Bank, Birmingham, Alabama, 1915-1930, Chairman of the Board since 1930.

Director Woodward Iron Company, Birmingham Fire Insurance Company, Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company, Baltimore, Maryland., Alabama Power Company.

Membership

Member Fed, Advisory Council, 6th District, 1920, 24, 25. Member Beta Theta Pi. Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Club: Mountain Brook.

Connections

Married Hallie Hurst Jacob, October 11, 1900.

father:
Wesley W. Wells

mother:
Rosa A. (Mock) Wells

spouse:
Hallie Hurst Jacob