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Stewart Randolph Kester, American banker. Named Outstanding Young Man Pompano Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1962; recipient Service award Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, 1975, Silver Medallion award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1984, Community Service award Pompano Beach Chamber of C., 1983, 85.


Kester, Stewart Randolph was born on July 30, 1927 in Bronxville, New York, United States. Son of Robert Livingston, Junior and Mae Anna (Jones) Kester.


Bachelor, Colgate University, 1949.


Sales representative Procter & Gamble Company, New York City, 1949-1955. Managing partner Kester Brothers, Pompano Beach, Florida, 1955-1986, R&S Properties, Pompano Beach, 1956-1990, Florida Coast Banks, Inc., Pompano Beach, 1973-1975, vice chairman board, 1975-1984, chairman board, 1984-1985, chairman executive committee, director. Director Barnett Bank Southern Florida N.A., 1985-1989, also board directors.

With Kester Brothers Realty Inc., from 1991. President Crail Creek Associates LC, from 1997. Board directors Big Sky Western Bank, Montana, chairman board, from 2000.

President Jefferson Valley Ranch, Whitehall, Montana. Secretary-treasurer Westfork Development Company Inc., Big Sky, 1991—2000. Partner Big Sky Ranch, Inc.


Vice mayor, commissioner, Pompano Beach, 1964-1966, mayor, 1966-1967. Member Broward County Charter Commission, 1974-1975. President United Way of Broward County, 1978-1979.

Chairman board trustees Pompano Police Education Fund, Inc., 1975-1986. Member executive committee Broward chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1983-1986. Board directors Fort Lauderdale Symphony.

Founding board directors Broward Workshop, Inc., 1981-1985. Founding director, president Pompano Beach Board Trade, 1978-1986. Founding director, vice president Broward Community Foundation, 1985-1989.

Founding board directors Big Sky Association for Arts, 1989-1995, Vigilante Theatre Corporation, 1992-1994. With Army of the United States, 1946-1947. Member Pompano Beach History Society (founding board directors), Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of C. (past director), Pompano Beach Exchange Club (past president, charter member, Book of Golden Deeds award 1976), Montana History Society, Custer Battlefield Museum and History Commission, Custer Battlefield Preservation Commission, Museum of the Rockies, Buffalo Bill History Center, Museum of Art (Fort Lauderdale), Sons of the Revolution (New York ).


Married Marion Fay Syrett, September 23, 1950. Children: Cheryl, Stewart Randolph, Valerie, Marcia.

Robert Livingston Kester

Mae Anna (Jones) Kester

Marion Fay Syrett

Cheryl Kester

Stewart Randolph Kester

Valerie Kester

Marcia Kester