William L. Moody, Jr.
Moody built a $400 million diversified enterprise. He founded the American National Insurance Company, which under his guidance grew into the largest enterprise of its kind in the southwest. By 1954, it had nearly $3 billion worth of insurance in force and offices in 32 states. He also organized the City National Bank (Moody National Bank in 1952) and the National Hotel Company with 25 hotels throughout the United States.