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    Luther H. Hodges, Jr. – Bank Notes

    Sep 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    McIntyre's Books
    2000 Fearrington Village Center
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    McIntyre's Books

    Bank Notes is based on the experiences of North Carolina banker Luther H. Hodges, Jr., in the 1960s and 1970s, along with an intimate view of bank regulation as experienced by The National Bank of Washington in the 1980s. These recollections and reflections provide some interesting insights into the circumstances, personalities, and strategies that launched North Carolina’s major banks into the stratosphere and pushed the state’s economy into the ­twenty-first century. Moreover, the sad story of the failure in 1990 of The National Bank of Washington provides insight into regulatory misdeeds which today face many banks. The new world of banking threatens all banks’ ability to succeed and grow in the face of overwhelming new banking regulations. In Bank Notes, Mr. Hodges outlines a possible future for the banking industry over the decades to come.
    Before its merger with BankAmerica, Hodges was the chairman of North Carolina National Bank and led the charge to it becoming the largest bank in the south-east. After a stint as Under Secretary of Commerce in Jimmy Carter’s administration, Hodges was chairman of Washington Bancorp, the parent company of National Bank of Washington, for ten years until he resigned in 1990.

    Rachel Greene is a rising junior at UNC Chapel Hill, studying photojournalism. You can find her at WXYC, UNC's student-run radio station, or at Cocoa Cinnamon, sipping a Moctezuma.