Thomas P. Hester, 1933-

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Title

Thomas P. Hester, 1933-

Subject

Bankers
Civic leaders

Description

Thomas P. “Tommy” Hester is photographed here as the Campaign Chairman for 1978 Leukemia Drive.

A native of Moundville, Tommy was born on April 12, 1933. He is a graduate of Hale County High School, the University of Alabama, and the Louisiana State University School of Banking. Hester was active in the banking field serving for five decades. He was the president of First State Bank, vice-president of First National Bank of Tuscaloosa, and the National Bank of Commerce.

Hester has contributed significantly through his leadership roles with the Easter Seals of West Alabama, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Focus, the Chamber of Commerce, Shelton State Foundation, DCH Foundation, Civitan Club, United Way, and a long, long list of other civic and charitable endeavors. And for over 44 years, he has been an active and contributing leader of Forest Lake Methodist Church, serving in every office available.

Over the years, his tireless efforts have been recognized with a host of honors; including Tuscaloosa Citizen of the Year in 1976, United Way Volunteer of the Year, the Alabama Association of Rehabilitation Facilities’ Individual of the Year. In 2005, he was inducted into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

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Source

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Date

1978

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)
Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

573

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 inches by 5 inches