Austin Bank


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About Austin Bank

For more than 100 years and four generations, the Austin Family has been deeply ingrained and involved in the Texas banking industry.  They have personified banking in East Texas since 1909 when John F. Austin, Sr. became a founder of the First State Bank of Frankston.  A savvy, ambitious businessman who had his eye on financially expanding and evolving the small town, he dutifully served the community bank until his death in 1931.

Sallie and John F. Austin’s sons, John F. Austin, Jr. and Jeff Austin, Sr., continued to honor that legacy.  John stepped into the role vacated by his father’s death.  Jeff Sr. joined the Frankston bank in 1937 and was named president in 1946.  With the purchase of First National Bank of Jacksonville in 1959 (name later changed to Austin Bank), Jeff Sr. also assumed the roles of President and Chairman.  Upon his death in 1997, Jeff Austin, Jr. took over his position as Chairman of the Board.  In 1972 Sissy Austin joined the Bank as Vice President and Assistant Trust Officer.  Jeff Austin III, a fourth generation banker, continued the family legacy when he became President/CEO of FSB Frankston in 1999 and Vice Chairman of Austin Bank in 2003… Continue reading about Austin Bank here


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