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George T. Riddle

GEORGE T. RIDDLE, cashier of the Peoples National Bank, was born in Pulaski, Tenn., May 23, 1844, and is the third of six children born to Thomas S. and Margaret (Speer) Riddle. He is of Scotch-Irish lineage. His father was born in Virginia in 1800 and his mother was a native of the Emerald Isle. The Riddle family came to Tennessee in early times, and here the father of our subject died in l874. He was for many years engaged in active business in Pulaski and was county trustee for several terms, and was a leading citizen and a useful man. Our subject was educated at Giles College, this county, and at Bethany College, West Virginia, where lie graduated in 1867. In 1862 he joined the Confederate Army and served in the ordnance department until the close of the war. Subsequent to his college and war life he began the study of law and was licensed to practice, but fearing his health he abandoned the idea of a professional life. In 1871 he was made bookkeeper of the National Bank of Pulaski, and was made cashier of the same institution in 1873. He held this position until 1882, when the National Bank went into liquidation. He was then elected as director and cashier of the Peoples National Bank and now holds that position. He is one of the best financiers in Pulaski, and a most thorough businessman. In 1872, he married Annie Lea Skillern, of this county. He is a Democrat and a member of the K. of P., and he and wife are members of the Episcopal Church.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County