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Walter Leroy Ward


Walter Leroy Ward, American banker.


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


Student Tulane University, Washington and Lee University.


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.


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).


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

Walter Leroy Ward

Virginia (Madden) Ward

Naomi Terry