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M. M. Bright
.,. ARCUS MARCELLUS
BRIGHT, cashier of the M
Fort Worth State Bank
and member of its
board of directors, is
but thirty-four years :
old, but his record as a bank official l
is an enviable one. Mr. Bright was C
born in 'Jackson, Madison County, i
Tennessee, February 24, 1880, the
only son of Hon. Marcus M. Bright, a
prominent lawyer of that State, and
Belle Perkins Bright, daughter of
Col. Geo. Perkins, a distinguished
Confederate officer. When but a
small boy Mr. Bright's parents removed
to Ardmore, Okla. His early
education was secured at King's Private
School in that city and later he
entered Austin College at Sherman,
Texas. Mr. Bright's first banking experience
was obtained in the First i
National Bank of Ardmore. Later he
was elected cashier of the First National
Bank of Mineral Wells. This
position he held until 1909 when, at
the time the late Winfield Scott and
other capitalists of North Texas organized
the Fort Worth State Bank,
he was selected for its cashier. Mr.
Bright is a Mason and a Shriner, belonging
to Hella Temple, Dallas. He
also belongs to the Fort Worth Club;
is treasurer of the Fort Worth Association
of Credit Men and the Polytechnic
Heights School District. In politics
Mr. Bright is a Democrat but
has never held nor sought public
office. He has two children by his
first wife, Marcus M., Jr., aged six,
and Lawrence, aged four. On August
26, 1912, he married Miss Amy
Vickery, the accomplished daughter
of R. Vickery, a capitalist of Fort
Worth. He is a director of the Fort
Worth State Bank, the Crystal Ice
Company and the Veihl-Crawford
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/20/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.