Oklahoma City Branch Centennial Information and Resources

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt Commemorates Branch Centennial

July 30, 2020

Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City sent a video message congratulating the Oklahoma City Branch on 100 years of service.

He also presented a proclamation to the Oklahoma City Branch in honor of its centennial and proclaimed August 2, 2020, as Federal Reserve Oklahoma City Branch Centennial Day.

A Centennial Message from Oklahoma City Branch Executive Chad Wilkerson

July 30, 2020

As Branch Executive Chad Wilkerson guides the Oklahoma City Branch into its next 100 years, hear what he has to say about the branch, its employees and their legacy and dedication serving Oklahomans.

Oklahoma City Branch History

July 15, 2020
Explore the history of the Central Bank in the United States and the pathway that led to Oklahoma City's selection as the third Branch office to join the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

From the Vault: A Century of Employment Growth

July 15, 2020 | TEN Magazine
As the Banks work evolved so did its staffing. In 1920, the bank was home to 863 employees with 87 of them located in the newly opened Oklahoma City Branch. Today the number has now more than doubled to roughly 2020.

Senator Robert L. Owen and the Federal Reserve System's Formative Years

By Chad Wilkerson
July 15, 2020

U.S. Senator Robert Latham Owen, a frontier lawyer, banker, and businessman, who had been chosen as one of Oklahoma’s first two U.S. senators when the state was admitted to the Union in 1907, co-authored the Federal Reserve Act creating what we know today as the Federal Reserve System. It was the first centralized bank in more that 75 years, including both a government agency in Washington, D.C., and 12 semi-independent regional Reserve Banks around the country.

A Centennial Proclamation and Message from Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt


Greater Oklahoma City Chamber News

July 15, 2020
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber featured the Oklahoma City Branch office centennial celebration in a recent issue of Velocity, a city blog of all things current.

Oklahoma History Center

July 15, 2020
The Oklahoma History Center offers in-depth information on Robert L. Owen and Oklahoma City Branch history.  For more information please visit their site.

The Oklahoma City Branch Through the Years