KENNEDY, WALTER WALLACE, 1898-1978

Biography:

Banker; attorney; civic leader.  Born– Dec. 20, 1898, Birmingham, Ala.; Parents– Hughes B. and Katherine (Hausman) Kennedy. Married– Myra Belle Pope, Sept. 18, 1926. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. and LL.B.; Rutgers University, Graduate School of Banking. U.S. Army in World War I; U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; retired in 1959 with the rank of colonel. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1921-29; worked in the Trust Department of the
First National Bank of Montgomery, 1929-35;  joined  the First National Bank of Montgomery as Vice-President and Trust Officer, 1935; became president in 1948 and Chairman of the Board in 1964.  Taught, American Institute of Banking; taught, Louisiana State University, School of Banking of the South. Active in civic and religious organizations in Montgomery; Senior Warden, Episcopal Church of the Ascension; Board of Regents, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Banking; president, Alabama Banking Association; Administrative Committee, American Bankers Association. A gifted amateur artist, his paintings were exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Elected to the Alabama Academy of Honor, 1977. Died January 2, 1978.

Source:

Library of Alabama Lives, 1961; files at Alabama Public Library Service; website of Alabama Academy of Honor.

Publication(s):

Bank Management. Boston; Bankers Pub. Co., 1958.