Fred Farrel Florence
...Fred Farrel Florence
was born in New York and his
family moved to Rusk in Cherokee County where his
father started a grocery store.Fred Florence rose from janitor to president of an Alto, Texas, state bank, which established a relationship with Guaranty Bank of Dallas that led to his hiring at that firm in the early 1920s.
In 1922 Guaranty received a national charter, took the name Republic National Bank of Dallas.Florence became president of Republic Bank in 1929 and Chairman of the executive board in 1957.Florence
donated the land for the Southwestern Medical Foundation
on Hines Blvd. and the 100 acres campus of the Hockaday School for Girls
north of Dallas off Preston Road.
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The attached picture is of Florence
(on the right) with the prominent Texas and federal banker, Jesse Jones of Houston, Texas.