I don’t know why we expanded like this. I guess I’m a damn fool and like to work and create things. We had to have jobs, industry. San Diego wasn’t like Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Steel.
Smith (left) at a bank opening. He looked at me and he said, “You goddamn fool! You’ve got a great future here in this bank. Why the hell do you want to own a goddamn little bank?"
Posted March 19, 1992
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C. Arnholt Smith, in his own words – part 1