Banker. Born– May 5, 1864, in Boligee, Greene Co. Parents– Horace and Eliza Proctor (Gould) Harding. Married– Amanda Moore, October 22, 1895. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1880, A.M., 1881. Clerk and bookkeeper, J.H. Fitts & Co. Bank in Tuscaloosa; bookkeeper and cashier in Berney National Bank, Birmingham; vice president and later president, First National Bank in Birmingham. President of Alabama State Bankers Association 1908; President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; member, Federal Reserve Board, 1914-1922 and during a part of that time was governor of the Board; Second Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1916-22. Managing director, War Finance Corporation, 1918-1919; advisor to Cuban government, 1922-23; governor of Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, 1923-30. Honors– University of Alabama, LL.D., 1916; Harvard and Columbia in 1922. Died April 7, 1930.
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