Date of Birth: 08/04/1869
Place of birth: Winnfield
Citizenship: United States
Outstanding banker from Louisiana
Born in Bolton, Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana (Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana), in the family of George Washington Bolton (George Washington Bolton) and his wife Wade of Tennessee (Tennessee Wade), the daughter of his father`s business partner James.
In the period from 1912 th, and until his death in 1932nd James Wade Bolton was the president of the company `Rapides Bank and Trust Company`, which later became part of `Bank One Corporation`. Bolton`s first wife, nee Annie White (Annie White), died just 2 years after the wedding, in the 1895th. 21 October 1896 Bolton married again, Mary Esther Kaldervud (Mary Esther Calderwood). The second wife of Bolton survived for 16 years; in this marriage they were born three children - two sons and a daughter. Bolton Children, by the way, later also became bankers.
Bolton was not only the bank`s president, but the president and the entire Louisiana Bankers Association; this honorable post he held in the period from 1916 to 1917-th years. It is known that the first president of the organization at the time it was Bolton`s father. In addition, James was a member of the executive board of the American Bankers Association - from 1920 to 1923 iy.ekotoroe time James Bolton was listed as part of the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Institute, in Nashville, Tennessee (Nashville, Tennessee). Bolton also was a member of the first composition of the board of advisers of the New Orleans division of corporation `Reconstruction Finance Corporation`, founded in 1932nd administration Hoover (Hoover) to provide loans to big business and to prevent the collapse of the business itself during the very difficult conditions of the Great Depression.
From 1929 to the 1931st Bolton was President of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Baptist Hospital - on the basis of which was later built a medical center. With James Baptists generally cooperated willingly enough - he was a member of the executive board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention and the President of the Board of Trustees of the very large Baptist church in Alexandria. In addition, Bolton led the ad hoc committee, engaged in construction of the first brick church building. Bolton is also listed as a Masonic lodge, was a mystic Shrine and a member of the Order of Elks.
For as much as 3 decades Bolton was listed on the school board district Rapids; for 18 years he was a iprezidentom local council. The head of it was very, very talented - under his district educational system in general and the senior school Bolton in particular were exemplary at the state level. Bolton High School was founded in 1915th; She was placed in the Garden District of Alexandria, and the land for the construction of the school was donated Bolton. The current building was erected by the contractor George Caldwell (George A. Caldwell) and opened in 1926 th. Through the efforts of James Bolton Council has established a special system of student loans, designed to facilitate the formation of future teachers.
Died James Bolton 18 February 1936; at the time of his death he was 66 years old. The bodies of James and his second wife were buried in Pineville (Pineville), across the river from Alexandria. After the death of Bolton, in the 80s of the 20th century, his house was donated by the city authorities - and became the base for the center of modern arts and crafts. In this house as Bolton successfully operated by the city authorities to this day. The house was built in the 90s of the 19th century and is decorated in the Queen Anne style.
Of the three children Boltonaosobogo noteworthy is senior Kaldervud James Bolton (James Calderwood Bolton). Like his father and his younger brother, James Bolton, Jr., he was a banker and worked for the most part on the territory of a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. Studied Bolton Jr. in local schools and Culver Military Academy, Indiana (Culver, Indiana). During the First World Bolton managed to serve in the US Army. After receiving in 1920 a bachelor`s degree, he began to apply this knowledge in practice. From 1921 to 1922nd, he worked in the credit department of the National Commercial Bank of New York; later he joined the bank founded by his father. On the career ladder Bolton Jr. was raised from the bottom - in the period from 1922 to the 1925th, he served as Assistant to the bank teller. From 1925 till 1932nd Bolton served as vice president from 1936 till 955th served as president of the bank, and in 1956. he was appointed chairman - Do as Bolton Jr. worked until his death. Banking was not the only thing that fascinated Bolton Jr. - he also had to work in a number of commercial and public organizations.