Seth was employed by first National Bank in Conroe in 1932. He was elected President and Chairman of the Board in 1957, serving in that capacity until 1975. He then served as Chairman of its successor bank, NCNB Texas National Bank Conroe.

He was born in Bertram, Texas. After moving to Lampasas in 1916 and then to Georgetown in 1922, Seth settled in Conroe in 1932. He graduated from Georgetown High School and attended the University of Texas and Southwestern University in Georgetown. He and his wife Helen had two daughters, the late Helen Ann (Mrs. Lee Alworth) and the late Martha D. Watkins. He is a member of First United Methodist Church and has served on the church Administrative Board, the Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, and the Board of Pensions, Texas Conference.

He has been very active in the Chamber serving on the Building Committee for the Chamber Building at 101 W. Phillips and on the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Seth served on the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery County Industrial Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Conroe Industrial Foundation, and as a Director of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce. In addition he served in the following:


  • Member of the Advisory Board to the Sam Houston Area Council of Boy Scouts of America
  • President, Conroe Rotary Club (1940)
  • President, Conroe Country Club (1950)
  • 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rites, Knights Templar, Shriner, Arabia Temple
  • President Conroe Shrine Club (1969)
  • Director, San Jacinto River Authority
  • Director, Conroe YMCA
  • Director, Greater Houston Area YMCA
  • Honorary Director, Salvation Army, Montgomery County
  • President, Conroe Ski Club
  • Director, Houston Regional Council on Alcoholism (1969-1978)
  • Director, Montgomery County United Way
  • Lifetime Member, Montgomery County Fair Association (1980)
  • Advisory Board, Montgomery County Fair Association (1978 to present)
  • Montgomery County Fair Senior Citizens Day Committee


  • Director, Federal Reserve Bank, Houston
  • Director, Guaranty Bond State Bank, Tomball
  • Director, Gulf States Utilities
  • Chairman of the Board, President, and Director of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Conroe
  • Texas Bankers Association, member of Administrative Council
  • Chairman, First District, Texas Bankers Association
  • Vice Chairman of the Legislative Committee, Texas Bankers Association
  • Regional Education Committee, Texas Bankers Association
  • Executive Committee, American Bankers Association
  • Executive Committee Marketing-Savings Division, American Bankers Association


  • Silver Beaver Award, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Business Associate of the Year, Conroe Chapter American Business Women’s Association (1987)
  • Man of the Month, Texas Chamber of Commerce
  • Southwestern University Alumni Association’s Citation of Merit Award (October 1989)
  • Montgomery County Outstanding Citizen Award, Chamber of Commerce (1971)
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow (1986)