Lynne Peter Atmar, biography c. 1940
[from East Texas: Its History And Its Makers
  Source: Richardson, T. C.. East Texas: Its History And Its Makers, Vol. 4. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1940. p. 388.
LYNNE PETER ATMAR —Active in the East Texas banking field for the past thirty-seven years, Lynne Peter Atmar has served as president of the First National Bank at Groveton and the Trinity State Bank at Trinity for three decades. He was born in Pennington, December 26, 1877, the son of Dr. Richard Monk and Laura (Nelms) Atmar, both deceased. Dr. Atmar, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, was engaged in the general practice of medicine for many years prior to his death. Laura (Nelms) Atmar was a native of Alabama. Lynne Peter Atmar received his education in the public schools of Trinity County, and in 1898 entered the employ of the John R. Collins Drug Company at Groveton, continuing until August 1, 1901, when he secured a position as bookkeeper for the First National Bank at Groveton. Two years later, he was promoted to the position of cashier, and in 1908 he became president of this institution, and in 1925 assumed the presidency of the Trinity State Bank, which posts he has held steadily to the present day. In addition to his banking interests, Mr. Atmar is also interested to a large extent in the farming and live stock business. He is a member of the Baptist church, a Mason, and a member of the local Chamber of Commerce. He was married in Polk County, February 12, 1914, to Mabel Morris, daughter of Hooker and Hortense (Freeman) Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Atmar are the parents of a son, Lynne Morris, born August 17, 1915.
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