Texas Banker Hall of Fame Honorees

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2017 Honorees

Five bankers were inducted into the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame on April 27 at the Fifth Annual Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Gala hosted by the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University. This year’s honorees were B.A. Donelson, Retired President and Chairman, First State Bank of Stratford; Jack Griggs, Chairman, Texas Heritage Bank; George Martinez, Chairman and CEO, Allegiance Bankshares, and CEO, Allegiance Bank; Milton S. McGee Jr., Retired Vice Chairman, President and CEO, Citizens National Bank; and the late Milton L. Payne, Former Senior Chairman, First State Bank & Trust Co.

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2016 Honorees

Four bankers were honored as inductees in the Texas Bankers Hall Of Fame on April 21 during the fourth annual gala hosted by the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University. This year’s honorees were Charles E. Cheever Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Broadway Bank, San Antonio, Texas; Marshall Bookman Peters, former Chairman and CEO of First City Bank of Bryan, Texas; Lowell “Stretch” Smith, Former Chairman of First State Bank, Rio Vista, Texas; and Terry Tuggle, Chairman and CEO of First Community Bancshares and Chairman of First National Bank Texas, Killeen, Texas.

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2015 Honoree Charles T. Doyle

2015 Honorees

Five bankers were honored as inductees in the Texas Bankers Hall Of Fame on April 23 during the third annual gala hosted by the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University. The honorees were Charles T. Doyle, Chairman Emeritus and founding director of the Board of Texas First Bank; Scott Dueser, chairman of the United Way of Abilene Foundation; Robert E. Marling, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc., and CEO of Woodforest National Bank; LeRoy Stein, who served as Chairman Emeritus of Columbus State Bank until his death in June 1997; and John W. Wright, President and CEO of numerous banks.

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2014 Honoree Tieman H. Dippel Jr.

2014 Honorees

Four bankers were honored as the inductees in the Texas Bankers Hall Of Fame on April 24 during the second annual gala hosted by the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University. The  honorees were Tieman H. Dippel Jr., chairman and CEO of Brenham Bancshares, Inc.; Tom C. Frost, chairman emeritus of Frost Bank; Joseph M. Grant, founder and chairman emeritus of Texas Capital Bancshares and founder, chairman and partner of BankCap Partners; and Rogers Pope Sr., chairman of the board of Texas Bank and Trust in Longview.

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2013 Honorees

2013 Robert A. Hulsey

Four bankers were honored as the first inductees in the Texas Bankers Hall Of Fame on Thursday (April 25, 2013) at an inaugural gala hosted by the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University. The honorees were Robert Hulsey, the American National Bank of Texas, of Terrell; Walter Johnson, Amegy Bank, of Houston; the late Walter G. Lacy Jr., Citizens National Bank, of Waco; and Kenneth Murphy, First Financial Bankshares, Inc., of Abilene.

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