John Allison: A 40-year banking legacy

John Allison wanted to give bank examiner job a try — four decades later he leaves as the nation’s longest serving state regulator

With combat in Vietnam behind him, John Allison came home to Mississippi in search of a new challenge. He found it at the state Department of Banking and Consumer Finance – industry expansions, contractions, booms and busts and everything in between. Allison retires Friday and takes with him an institutional memory that accounts for the […]

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