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Arthur N Alkire
Beveridge, Mary I
Edward L Eames
'Risk at Zero Interest Rates'
February 21, 2012
Article and interview with Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. George, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 1982, became president in October 2011 and serves...
A Century of Growth in Banking and Finance: KC Starts as Banking Hub, Ends with Regional Offices
Retrospective article detailing the history of banks and banking in Kansas City.
All in The Family: Missouri Cousins Run 2 Top-Ranked Banks
May 27, 2010
Article discusses the leaders of the United Missouri Bank and Commerce Bank. Both banks were rated by "Forbes" magazine in January 2010 as 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the list of the best 100 banks in...
Bankers Fight Money Squeeze
Illustrations and article about big banks in Kansas City.
Banking Shapes Pendleton's Life and Career
Article describing the author's experience in the banking industry.
Banks and Cities
History of banking in Kansas City, focusing on the development of trade.
Biographical Information on Edward Swinney
Photo and bio of Edward Swinney, "president of the First National Bank" and "at one time president of the American Bankers' Association." Born in Virginia in 1857 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as cashier...
Biography of William B. Clarke (1848-1905), Banker
Biography of William S. Woods (1840-1917), Physician, Banker, and Philanthropist
Article about the growing trend of women in upper positions as bankers.
Change of Leadership in Commerce Trust Company of Kansas City
Announcement of the retirement of William Kemper, Sr., chairman, and J. W. Perry, president, of the Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City, with portraits of Arthur Adams, Walter McLucas, Kemper, and Perry....
Control of Late Father's Stock Goes to Mariner Kemper
February 1, 2014
Article announces that Chief Executive Officer of UMB Financial Corperation, Mariner Kemper, has inherited voting control of more than 3.4 million shares of the banking institution previously held by his...
Does Your Banker Wear Lipstick?
Article about local women in upper positions as bankers, a recent phenomenon at the time.
Early Local Banking
Information on banking before and after the Civil War. Hiram Northrup cited as opening a bank in 1849 in Kansas City.
Hall Attends Banking Conference
May 2-9, 1975
Photo and article about Gerald Hall, Sr., "vice-president of the Douglass State Bank, Kansas City, Kas.," attending a banking conference.
I Hope I'm Wrong
January 23, 2011
Industry Outlook: Banking & Finance
This issue contains V.2, number 10 of "Industry Outlook" which in this issue features banking and finance. Includes articles on the topic as well as a report on the forum held with selected financiers...
Kansas City and Its One Hundred Foremost Men
Photo and biographical sketch of Charles Stebbins Alves, or Charles Alves, "President of the Peoples Trust Company," covering his career in banking, including the establishment of the Southwest Boulevard...
Kansas City and Manifest Destiny III: The Banks and Bankers
Essay on early banking in Kansas City.
Kansas City and Manifest Destiny: The Banks and Bankers
Story of early banking in Kansas City, starting with 1856, during the pre-Civil War unstable era of border warfare.
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