Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Tom Randolph (Nov. 13, 1854 - Jan. 8, 1918) in Sherman, Texas. Text: Tennessee native Thomas Randolph came to Grayson County with his family in 1859. Groomed to be a businessman, he was invited at age 19 to join C.C. Binkley at the Merchants and Planters Bank, which grew into a very prosperous and influential financial institution. Randolph served as bank president from 1886 until his death. In that capacity, he helped attract new industry and business to Sherman, and worked to establish the city's first hospital. He also served as chairman of the board of the National Bank of Commerce of St. Louis, Missouri, but always considered Sherman his home.
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
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Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West