On this day in Alabama history: Bank of Mobile elects first cashier

On this day in Alabama history: Bank of Mobile elects first cashier
This photograph depicts the Bank of Mobile at its final location, just prior to its dissolution in 1884. (From Encyclopedia of Alabama, photo courtesy of the History Museum of Mobile)

April 23, 1819

The Bank of Mobile was established by the Alabama Territorial Legislature in November 1818. The bank was founded by prominent Mobile businessmen as the city transitioned from its colonial years into Alabama statehood. On April 23, 1819, the board of directors elected Archibald W. Gordon as the Bank of Mobile’s first cashier. The bank closed in 1884.

Read more at Encyclopedia of Alabama.

The Bank of Mobile was established in 1818, prior to Alabama’s statehood. The bank was a significant and well-respected financial institution for more than 60 years until it closed in 1884. (From Encyclopedia of Alabama, photo courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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