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Aylmer Green McNeese, Jr.

Aylmer Green McNeese, Jr.


Appointed by

Governors Daniel and Smith

Chairman Term






Date of Passing

November 18, 1990
U.T. Student

Full Name: Aylmer Green McNeese, Jr.
Home Address: 603 West Friar Tuck Lane, Houston, Texas 77024
Birth Date: June 4, 1911, Hubbard, Hill County, Texas
Education: Hubbard Elementary School; Hubbard Jr.- Sr. High, graduating 1928; University of Texas: B.A. in 1933 and LL.B. in 1937
Marital Status: Married Catherine Elsbury on September 19, 1938
Two Children: Thomas Dwyer and Dr. Margaret M. Schuessler
Religion: Member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas
Professional Record:
1939 - 1943 Attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski
1943 - 1951 Vice President & General Counsel, McCarthy Oil & Gas Corporation
1951 - 1953 Administrative Assistant to President, Houston Oil Co. of Texas
1953 - 1956 Assistant President, Second National Bank of Houston
1956 - 1967 President & Chief Exec. Officer, Bank of the Southwest NA, Houston
1967 to - -
1970 - 1976
1976 to - -
(formerly The Second National Bank of Houston)
Chairman of Board & Chief Exec. Officer, Bank of the Southwest
President, Southwest Bancshares, Inc.
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Southwest Bancshares, Inc.
Appointed Regent of The University of Texas System 1959-65 (Vice Chairman, 1962-65); Reappointed January 1971 - (served as Chairman January 1973- 1975)
Trustee of M. D. Anderson Foundation; Cockrell Foundation; Mary Baldwin College
Conferred Knight’s Cross, Order of the Crown by Belgium’s King Baudoin, May 3, 1962.
Director of Southwest Bancshares, Inc.; Bank of the Southwest; Houston Intercontinental Bank; Long Point National Bank; The Village National Bank of Houston; and Bank of Woodlake.
Advisory Board member of Continental National Bank of Fort Worth, The First National Bank of Longview; First National Bank of Brownsville; and Gulf Coast National Bank of Houston.
Director of Temple-Eastex Incorporated; Ft. Worth & Denver Railway; National Airlines; Associated Credit Services; Texas Medical Center, Inc.
Member of Association of Reserve City Bankers; State Bar Association of Texas; Texas Bankers Association; and American Bankers Association
Social Organizations Allegro, Army Athletic Association, Austin Club, Coronado Club, Forest Club, Houston Club, Houston Country Club, Marco Polo Club (NY), Metropolitan Club (NY), Balboa Club - Mazatlan, Mexico, Ramada Club, The Philosophical Society of Texas, Sons of American Revolution, and Sons of The Republic of Texas