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Edward Settle Dabney, LL.B.

Hopkinsville, KY

Alpha Tau Omega; Lamp and Cross; Keys; Class President (4); President Pan-Hellenic Council (3); President Union Literary Society (3); Cadet Captain, R. O. T. C. (3); Adjutant (4); Class Orator (4); Class Treasurer (2); Henry Clay Law Society; Kentucky Law Journal Staff (3); Class Football (1); Winner Kentucky Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest (2); Varsity Debating Team (2); Law Debating Team (1).

Ed hails from the "Pennyrile" district, the place where the "night riders" live, and Hoptown should be proud of her worthy son. Ed wanted to be a lawyer, and, being a persistent lad, he got what he went after. Ed marched at the head of the procession through four years of college parade, and we have no doubt that he will continue to lead his associates through the business world. Born an orator and blessed with an over-amount of debating ability and a level head, Ed just couldn't help being elected class president in his Senior year. He will long be remembered by his friends, and his departure from the university will be a source of regret.

-The Kentuckian, 1920

Edward Settle Dabney (September 13, 1897 - February 17, 1982) was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to Francis Winston Dabney and Mary Augusta Scobey. Dabney began working in Lexington as an attorney for the Kentucky Joint Stock Land Bank in 1922. In 1929, he began working for the Security Trust Co. Bank. Dabney became the president of Security Trust Co. in 1947. Security Trust Co. merged with First National Bank to form First Security National Bank and Trust Co. in 1961. Dabney served as the chairman of First Security's board for twelve years. Dabney married twice--his wives were Julia Katherine Prewitt (m. 1929-1935) and Edith Marshall Railey (m. 1937).