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Signature Memphis | August 2017

Photo by Steve Roberts

Harold Byrd

Co-founder/President of Bank of Bartlett, University of Memphis Board of Visitors Member, Lane College Board Member

Hometown: Selmer, Tennessee
Your Most Annoying Habit: Driving too fast
Favorite Place to Travel: The California coast
Favorite Song: “My Girl” by The Temptations
Your Lucky Charm: Memories of my parents
Your Best Quality: Encouraging and inspiring others
Best Advice You Ever Got: “Remember who you are”
Favorite Southern Idiom: “Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed”
Place You Go to Think: No special place, just need solitude
Who Would Play You in a Movie: A young Richard Gere
The Highlight of Your Day: Time spent with family and friends
First Car You Owned:  A 1971 Satellite Sebring Plus by Plymouth
Your Favorite Memphis “Thang”: The University of Memphis Tigers
Best Memphis Hangout: I have two favorite places, The Peabody and anywhere along the Mississippi River
One Goal You’d Still Like to Accomplish: Measuring up to be half as good a person as either my Mom or my Dad
A Nonliving Celebrity/Role Model You Would Invite to Dinner: For me, it’s a four-way tie: FDR, Churchill, JFK and MLK
Something You’ll Never Live Down: As a kid, I accidentally set a pasture hillside on fire by throwing a Molotov Cocktail while playing “soldiers.”
Proudest Moment of Your Life: With the help of my family and close friends, I was elected to the Tennessee State Legislature when I was 25 and started Bank of Bartlett at age 29