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William Sidney Porter, American bank executive. Recipient award for Outstanding Service, American Red Cross, 1979, Distinguished Service award, Lions, 1980, certified of appreciation, Polk County Opportunity Council, 1982.


Porter, William Sidney was born on July 12, 1938 in Clinton, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Malcolm and Lillie May (Wynn) Porter.


Bachelor of Science, Jacksonville University, 1966. Standard Certified, American Institute Banking, 1971. Certified, Florida Trust School, 1979.


Systems analyst Glidden Company, Jacksonville, 1961—1968. Administrative assistant American National Bank, 1968—1971. Cashier American Arlington Bank, Guaranty Bank, 1972—1973.

President, Chief Executive Officer, director American Bank of Polk County, Lake Wales, since 1973. Advisory board American Bankers Association, Community Bankers Council, Washington, since 1984. Director Florida Bankers Association.

With Florida Army National Guard, 1960-1966.


Board directors regional coordinating council for vocational education Adult General Education and Community Instructional Services, Region 18, Tallahasee, Florida, since 1984. Board directors Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, since 1978, American Red Cross, Lake Wales, since 1976. President Lake Wales Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1986.

Member community relations committee Lake Wales Hospital, 1982. President Greater Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce. Others; Member of Indiana Bankers of Florida (director), Lions Club (president 1979-1980), Elks Club, Lake Wales Golf and Country Club.


Married Janice Elaine Hague, April 22, 1961. Children: Susan Elaine, William Sidney II, Kristen Elizabeth.

James Malcolm Porter

Lillie May (Wynn) Porter

Janice Elaine Hague

Kristen Elizabeth Porter

William Sidney II Porter

Susan Elaine Porter