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Robert Ellison Harding

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Robert Ellison Harding, American banker. Member Association Reserve City Bankers (president 1933 and director), Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (president 1928-1929), Beta Theta Pi.; Mason (32°, Shriner).

Background

Harding, Robert Ellison was born on March 7, 1883 in Paris, Tennessee, United States. Son of Noah and Celia (Matthewson) Harding.

Education

Preparatory education, Fort Worth (Texas) U. Student of University of Texas, 1900-1903.

Career

With Fort Worth National Bank, summers 1897-1903, clerk, 1903-1906, became assistant cashier, 1908, vice president, 1914, president, 1930-1951, chairman of board, since 1951. Member Federal Advisory Council of Federal Reserve System, 1937-1941. Director Riverside State Bank, Fort Worth.

Vice president, director Acme Brick Company. Director State Reserve Life Insurance Company, Texas Electric Service Company, Texas Pacific Coal & Oil Corporation, T. & P. Railway, International-Great Northern Railroad Company, Member of Parliament Railroad Company, N.O., Texas & Mexico Railroad Company, Ellison Furniture and Carpet Company of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Lloyds, Fort Worth Belt Railway, West Side State Bank, Fort Worth, Agricultural-Livestock Finance Corporation, Citizens Hotel Company, Federal Royalties Company. Director Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Texas, 1930-1936.

Trustee Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. Vice president Texas Christian University Stadium Association.

Membership

Member Association Reserve City Bankers (president 1933 and director), Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (president 1928-1929), Beta Theta Pi. Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Fort Worth (vice president), River Crest Country (vice president), Rotary (honorary), Colonial.

Connections

Married Merle Reynolds, January 4, 1911. Children: Robert E. Junior.

father:
Noah Harding

mother:
Celia (Matthewson) Harding

spouse:
Merle Reynolds

child:
Robert E. Jr Harding