Ronald Theodore Symms 273,483
- Born: 1 September 1907, Nelson, British Columbia
- Marriage: Winifred Erle Smith on 15 June 1932 in Spokane, Washington
- Died: 30 October 1963, Oakland, California aged 56
Vice President And Cashier, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Lewis & Clark High School, Spokane 1925
American Institute of Banking 1928
Pacific Coast Banking School (ORIGINAL CLASS) 1939
Entirely with Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and branches.
From messenger through all departments to Head of Credit Department.
From 1931 to 1937 principally engaged in credits (rediscount of
customers' paper, collection of closed bank paper, industrial loans).
SEATTLE BRANCH, JANUARY 1937 TO AUGUST 1943
Head of Credit Department January. 1937 to March, 1942, principally
engaged in credits (Industrial Loans, defense loans, credit control).
Appointed Assistant manager, March 1942, supervising original
Regulation V (Defense Loans), Regulation W (consumer credit control)
and Japanese Evacuee Property programs.
HEAD OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 1943 TO PRESENT
Appointed Assistant cashier, August 1943, supervising successively
bond redemption, check collection and credit operations, which later
included principally Regulation V and industrial loans, consumer
credit control and Foreign Funds control.
Appointed Assistant Vice President January, 1947 continuing same
supervision of credit and related assignments.
Appointed Vice President and Cashier March 1950 with general
supervision of Accounting, Administrative Service, Bookkeeping,
Building Maintenance, Cash, Collection, Discount and Credit, Guard,
Mail and Messenger, Purchasing, Transfer and Telegraph and Transit
Chairman, Budget Committee
Member, Discount Committee
Chairman, Protection Committee
Chairman, Purchasing Committee
Chairman, Record Destruction Committee
Chairman, Suggestion Box Committee.
Member several Federal Reserve System committees including accounting,
wrapped coin, credit control, cash, leased wire, sundry operations and
PARTICIPATION IN OTHER BANKING ACTIVITIES
American Institute of Banking
Member, 1925 to present
Member, Board of Governors, Spokane Chapter, 1930 - 1937 President,
Spokane Chapter, 1934 - 1935
Member of several national committees
Member, Advisory Committee, San Francisco chapter,
American Institute of Banking, 1952 to present
Credit Managers Associatiom of Northeast and Central California
Member, Board of Governors, Bankers Chapter, 1944 - 1948 Chairman,
Bankers Chapter, 1947 - 1948
Member, Advisory Board, Bankers Chapter, 1948 - 1953
Chairman, Audit Committee, National Association of Credit Managers,
National Convention, 1954
Robert Morris Associates
Accredited representative of Federal Reserve Bank, 1945 to present
Officer, Northern California Chapter, 1951 to present
President, Northern California Chapter, 1953 to present
Chairman, Membership Committee, Northern California Chapter,
1953 to present
Member, National Chapters Committee acting as liason between
National Office and Northern California, Pacific Northwest and
Nothern California Chapters, 1953 to present
Speaker on banking and economic subjects before classes at Washington
State College, University of Washington and Pacfic Coast Banking
School, and numerous banking and other groups in Washington, Idaho and
PRESENT PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES OTHER THAN BANKING
Member, Bay Area Post Attack Industrial Rehabilitation Committee, and
Member, Priorities and Legislative Subcommittee, in cooperation with
National Security council and Stanford Research Institute, 1952 to
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census on 4 February 1910 in First Street, Starbuck, Washington.
2. He appeared on the census on 5 April 1930 in 237 Third Avenue, Spokane, Washington.
Ronald married Winifred Erle Smith, daughter of Charles Robert Smith and Lessie Myrtle Roush, on 15 June 1932 in Spokane, Washington. (Winifred Erle Smith was born on 31 December 1909 in Minnehaha, Washington and died on 29 May 1975 in Hayward, California.)