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Thomas Crymes Vandiver, American banker. Recipient Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina, 1982.


Vandiver, Thomas Crymes was born on October 7, 1907 in South Carolina, United States. Son of David Sanford and Eliza (Crymes) Vandiver.


Bachelor of Science, The Citadel, 1929. Honorary Doctor of Laws, The Citadel, 1979. Graduate Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University, 1949.


Bookkeeper Carolina National Bank, Anderson, South Carolina, 1932-1942, vice president, 1946-1954. Also director; vice president South Carolina National Bank, Greenville, 1954-1956, regional vice president - central region Columbia, 1956-1961. President, chief executive officer Southern Bank & Trust Company,, Greenville, South Carolina, 1961-1968, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1968-1978, chairman emeritus, 1978-1987, Carolina First Bank, Greenville, since 1987.

Now chairman emeritus Carolina First Bank, Greenville.


Creeds should be rejected as they may compromise a believer’s obligation to interpret the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


As a people whose forbears came together in response to intolerance, Baptistsshould cherish freedom and pursue it for millions around the world.


Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.


Vice chairman, board visitors The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, since 1957. Board directors Anderson College, South Carolina, since 1981, North Greenville College, Tigerville, South Carolina, since 1981, Boys Home of the South, Greenville, 1985, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of South Carolina, Greenville Downtown Re-Development Board. Chairman steering committee South Carolina State Museum Commission, Columbia, since 1982.

Served to major United States Army, 1942-1946. Member Greenville C. of Chamber (board directors 1962-1965), South Carolina Bankers Association (president 1975-1976), American Bankers Association (executive committee 1975-1976, 77-78), University Virginia Alumni Association Lodges: Rotary.


Married Edith Walsh, April 10, 1939 (divorced 1983). Married Camille McDaniel Manning, April 14, 1984.

David Sanford Vandiver

Eliza (Crymes) Vandiver

Edith Walsh

Camille McDaniel Manning