Alexander, Younger

1869 - 1921

Traction Line Operator and Banker.

Younger Alexander was born around 1869 in New Liberty, Owen County, Kentucky.  Moving to Lexington prior to 1902, he became involved in the construction of electric traction (streetcar) lines.  He controlled the streetcar lines, along Paris Pike from Lexington to Paris, and between Georgetown and Paris.

Mr. Alexander later became involved in banking and served as a director of the First National Bank, from 1902 to 1906.  Mr. Alexander was elected the President of the Third National Bank in 1910 and after the merger with the Phoenix National Bank in 1911, he became the Chairman and President of the Phoenix & Third National Bank.  In addition, after the formation of the Phoenix & Third Trust Company in 1913 he was appointed its first President.  In 1916, Mr. Alexander resigned his banking positions to devote time to his extensive oil investments in Eastern Kentucky.  He died in 1921.

William M. Ambrose, First Security National Bank & Trust Company (1835-1992), Limestone Press, Lexington, 2007.