But Also Good Business: Texas Commerce Banks and the Financing of Houston and Texas, 1886-1986

But Also Good Business: Texas Commerce Banks and the Financing of Houston and Texas, 1886-1986

by Walter L. Buenger, Joseph A. Pratt

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ISBN-13: 9780890969809
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
Chapter 1.Introduction: A Century of Growth by a Bank and Its Region3
Chapter 2.The Rise of Houston and Its Banks, 1886-191412
Chapter 3.Creating a New Banking Order, 1905-1440
Chapter 4.Jazz Banking in Boomtown, 1914-2964
Chapter 5.Avoiding Disaster, 1929-3390
Chapter 6.King Cotton and Its Banks Dethroned, 1929-45109
Chapter 7.Creating Stability, 1933-45132
Chapter 8.Responding to a World of Opportunities, 1945-56146
Chapter 9.Merging for Size and Management Succession177
Chapter 10.Financing a Maturing Region, 1956-71210
Chapter 11.Industrial Management Comes to Texas Commerce239
Chapter 12.From Bank to Bancshares, 1971-85262
Chapter 13.Banking Amid Boom and Bust303
Chapter 14.Conclusion: Banking and Regional Development336
Appendices
A.Bank Directors347
B.Bank Executive Officers: Biographical Sketches371
C.Page One, Commerce National Bank Directors' Minutes387
Notes389
Bibliography423
Index435
Historical Highlights
Houston Banks and the Financing of the Ship Channel, 191123
William Bartlett Chew28
James Everett McAshan33
Jonas Shearn Rice and William Marsh Rice, Jr.51
William Thomas Carter54
Jesse Holman Jones75
The Gulf Building80
James Addison Baker82
Roy Montgomery Farrar99
Gainer B. Jones and Memories of the Bank Salvage Effort105
Albert Dee Simpson128
E. O. Buck and the Emergence of Modern Oil Lending149
John E. Whitmore and the Formative Years of Real Estate Lending at NBC161
A Journey to the East170
An Epidemic of Management Succession Problems179
Robert Pace Doherty182
Tunneling Under the Unit Banking Law194
The ABCs of Oil Production Payments213
Producing Dollars from Concrete227
The Brief Reign of Chairman Mecom247
All in the Family250
Ben Love and the Coming of Industrial Management255
Oil Prices307
The Texas Commerce Tower325

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