Edward Fletcher Swinney, president of the First
National Bank, was born near Lynchburg, Pennsylvania, August 1,
1857. He received his education in the public schools and in the
State school at Blacksburg. In 1875 he came to Missouri,
accepting a position as cashier of a bank at Fayette. In 1882 he
accepted a similar position in Colorado City, Tex., and in January,
1887 came to Kansas City to be cashier of the First National
Bank. He was elected its president in 1890, and has made a
brilliant reputation for himself in the financial world. He is a
member of the Chicago & Alton Railroad directorate, a director of
the Fidelity Trust Company and of the Missouri Savings Association,
and is a member of the executive council of the American Bankers'
Something that speaks volumes for Mr. Swinney
is that he served as treasurer of the Kansas City School Board since
1894, having just been re-elected for another term. He is also
serving his third term as director and treasurer of the Commercial
Club, a longer time than any man has ever retained the position
Mr. Swinney is an enthusiastic sportsman and
a crack wing-shot. He is also a member of the Country Club.
In 1892 he married Miss Ida Lee, of Old
Franklin, Howard County, Mo.