Landmark and Legend
Memphis, TN
Here we note legends-in-their-own-time and landmarks as they transition into history

Edgar Bailey
Edgar Bailey played significant roles in the community during the last half of the 20th Century. It did not come as a suprise, he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by his Memphis Central High School class of 1944. After military service and college, he joined the family's real estate firm eventually working his way up to president. Perhaps he became more of a legend in Memphis, however, with his membership on the Memphis Board of Education beginning in 1960 and as president of that body from 1966 to 1971. That year he joined Leader Federal Savings and Loan, an institution for which he had already served on the board of directors for several years. In 1974 he became president and chief executive officer of the savings and loan. Leader Federal, as a savings and loan and later as a bank was a highly respected financial instittuion in the city, further enhancing Mr. Bailey's reputation. He served in seveal other roles in support of the community, including on the Board of Trustees of Rhodes College, and Board of Directors of the University of Memphis.

Edgar Bailey died Christmas day, 2012.