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bank holding company executive

Ronald Anderson Terry, American bank holding company executive.


Terry, Ronald Anderson was born on December 5, 1930 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Burnett and Vernon (Lucas) Terry.


Bachelor of Science, Memphis State University, 1952. Postgraduate, Southern Methodist University, 1961. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1970.


Management trainee First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, 1957. President First Tennessee National Corporation, 1971, chairman, since 1973, First Tennessee Bank N.A., Memphis, 1979-1995, also board directors. Board directors BellSouth Corporation, AutoZone Inc., Delta Life Corporation, Promus Hotel Corporation, St. Jude Hospital, Blue Eagle Gold Centers, Inc., Home Account Network, Inc.


Past president Boys Clubs Memphis, Future Memphis, Memphis Job Conference. Chairman advisory committee Baptist Memorial Hospital. Past Tennessee state chairman Committee for Economic Development.

Member advisory board Memphis Arts Council Lieutenant United States Navy, 1953-1957. Member American Bankers Association (treasury advisory committee, board directors, past chairman government relations council), Association Reserve City Bankers (director, past chairman government relations committee public affairs committee), Association Bank Holding Companies (legislation policy committee, past president federal advisory council), Economic Club of Memphis (past president).


Married Wynoka W. Evans, May 21, 1989. Children by previous marriage: Natalie Carol, Cynthia Leigh.

John Burnett Terry

Vernon (Lucas) Terry

Wynoka W. Evans