Harry A. Shuford became the sixth president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on October 1, 1962, succeeding Delos C. Johns. He resigned January 16, 1966.
Shuford was born in 1913. He was an All-American football player at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles but chose to attend SMU School of Law instead. He graduated first in his class and worked as assistant attorney general for the state of Texas, general counsel for Dr. Pepper, and chairman of the board of the First National Bank of Dallas.
Shuford joined the Federal Reserve System in 1948 as counsel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He became vice president and general counsel in 1952 and first vice president in 1959. In 1961, he was named president of the St. Louis Fed and served the remainder of his predecessor’s five-year term, resigning in January 1966.
After resigning from the St. Louis Fed, Shuford worked at the law firm Shuford and Dalton. He was also the president of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. In 1988, Shuford received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SMU School of Law and was named a life member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Dallas County after serving on the board for more than twenty years.
Shuford died in 2007 at the age of ninety-four.
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