PERSONNEL: Up from the Ranks

¶ Everett D. Reese, 55, longtime campaigner for adequate credit for small business, was elected president of the American Bankers Association, which represents 98% of all U.S. banks. Ohio-born and educated, Reese worked his way through grade and high school selling papers, through Ohio State peddling milk and fraternity jewelry, went on to teach economics at Ohio State and Georgia Tech before starting as a teller with the Newark (Ohio) Park National Bank. He rose to president in 1926, has since boosted assets from $1,700,000 to $19 million. ¶ Walter B. Gerould, 53, vice president and comptroller for A....

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