IN HONOR OF CHARLIE BEACH III; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 136
(Extensions of Remarks - August 16, 2019)

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                     IN HONOR OF CHARLIE BEACH III


                             HON. ANDY BARR

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, August 16, 2019

  Mr. BARR. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor a special man, Mr. 
Charlie Beach III, of Beattyville, Kentucky. This year marks Mr. 
Beach's 50th year with People's Exchange Bank.
  People's Exchange Bank was founded in 1912 by Charlie Beach, Sr. 
where he served from 1912 to 1966. Charlie Beach III, grandson of the 
bank's founder, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors 
and is responsible for business development and public relations. In 
his 50-year career with People's Exchange Bank, the bank has grown to 
serve customers in Lee, Powell, Clark, Montgomery, Fayette, and Scott 
  Mr. Beach is a graduate of the McCallie School, the University of 
Kentucky, the LSU School of Banking of the South, and the Owners/
President Management Program at Harvard University. In addition to his 
service with People's Exchange Bank, he also serves as a member of 
several boards of directors, including the Kentucky Department of 
Financial Institutions, the Kentucky Industrial Development Council, 
and the Kentucky Center for Public Issues. He also serves as organist 
and past senior warden of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
  Mr. Beach led the city of Beattyville as mayor from 1976 to 2008, 
where he was responsible for overall management of the city including 
budget planning, public relations, and cost control. He has served as 
past chairman of the Kentucky River Area Development district, past 
president of the Kentucky League of Cities, and past president of Group 
9 of the Kentucky Bankers Association. He has served on numerous boards 
of directors, including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
  Charlie Beach has contributed greatly to Kentucky over the past 50 
years with his banking expertise and his community involvement. As he 
celebrates his 50th year with People's Exchange Bank, I commend Mr. 
Beach for his contributions to the betterment of Kentucky and I 
congratulate him on this important anniversary.