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Walter Leroy Ward

banker

Walter Leroy Ward, American banker.

Background

Ward, Walter Leroy was born on March 30, 1902 in Homer, Louisiana, United States. Son of Walter Leroy and Virginia (Madden) Ward.

Education

Student Tulane University, Washington and Lee University.

Career

Chief clerk Louisiana Banking Department, 1923-1927. Engaged in bond and brokerage business, also member New Orleans Cotton Exchange, 1928-1931. Bank examiner Louisiana, 1934-1939.

With Fidelity National Bank Baton Rouge, 1939-1980, president, 1954-1972, Chairman of the Board, 1960-1978, chairman emeritus, advisory director, 1978-1980.

Membership

Member of the board Greater Baton Rouge Port Commission, 1962-1980, Downtown Baton Rouge Association, 1962-1980, Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau, 1942-1980. Board of directors Baton Rouge Little Theatre, Baton Rouge Parish Library, 1960-1962. Member Louisiana State University Foundation.

Member Financial Public Relations Association, American, Louisiana bankers associations, Louisiana State Senior Golf Association (director), Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce (director, Executive Committee economics development council). Clubs: Baton Rouge Country (past president, director), Rotary, City, Boston (New Orleans).

Connections

Married Naomi Terry, September 10, 1966. Children (by previous marriage): Walter Leroy III, Swan Sullivan.

father:
Walter Leroy Ward

mother:
Virginia (Madden) Ward

spouse:
Naomi Terry