South Dakota Trust Co. President Pierce H. McDowell III

South Dakota Trust Co. President Pierce H. McDowell III

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Pierce H. McDowell III, president of South Dakota Trust Co., in his office in Sioux Falls. The newspaper clipping is from March 1934, when a notorious gang robbed the local Security National Bank. McDowell's grandfather worked as a trust officer at the bank. According to family lore, during the holdup, Baby Face Nelson poked a Thompson machine gun in his grandfather's belly.