First United Bank & Trust opened its doors in Blue County, Choctaw Nation Territory (now known as Durant, Oklahoma).
Over one hundred years later, First United is one of the nation's premier financial institutions offering a full range of personal banking, commercial, wealth management, insurance and mortgage products and services to customers with over 30 locations throughout Oklahoma and Texas. We are recognized as one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest region of the United States with assets of more than $3 billion. And, we're one of the largest privately held community banking organizations in the country.
Wright brothers invent the airplane.
Ford Model T mass-produced automobile is introduced.
World War I, called the Great War, begins.
In 1915, Durant National Bank absorbed eight banks in the Oklahoma region and in 1916 constructed a new building in Durant at 2nd & Main Streets.
The United States joins World War I.
The first radio stations are set up in the United States.
19th Amendment is ratified, giving women the right to vote.
The Wall Street Crash, setting off the Great Depression.
World War II begins as Britain and France declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland.
D-Day, the greatest military invasion in history.
The Korean War begins.
"Crazy Man, Crazy" by Bill Haley becomes the first rock & roll hit song.
In 1963 Durant National Bank was renamed to Durant Bank & Trust, Becoming one of the first banks in Oklahoma to have full trust powers.
President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
State Senator John Massey joined the DB&T Board of Directors in 1965.
Miranda v. Arizona: Landmark Supreme Court decision further defines due process clause of Fourteenth Amendment and establishes Miranda rights.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr., become the first men to land on the Moon
U.S. establishes diplomatic ties with mainland China for the first time since Communist takeover in 1949 (Jan. 1).
President Carter announces that U.S. athletes will not attend Summer Olympics in Moscow unless Soviet Union withdraws from Afghanistan
Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members. It is the worst accident in the history of the U.S. space program.
In 1986, John Massey became the majority shareholder and CEO of Durant Bank & Trust. The bank at this time was $85 million in assets.
In a speech in Berlin, President Reagan challenges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" and open Eastern Europe to political and economic reform.
Persian Gulf War: U.S. leads international coalition in military operation (code named "Desert Storm") to drive Iraqis out of Kuwait.
Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in Dec. 1991, President Bush and Russian president Boris Yeltsin meet at Camp David and formally declare an end to the cold war.
Bombing of federal office building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people.
In 1998, DB&T became the First United Bank & Trust we know today.
Two hijacked jetliners ram twin towers of World Trade Center in worst terrorist attack against U.S.; a third hijacked plane flies into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in rural Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people die in the attacks.
Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board.
War waged by the U.S. and Britain against Iraq begins.
President Bush signs $350 billion tax-cut bill.
Greg Massey, joined the bank in 1990 and became CEO in 2003. Acquisitions were taking place throughout this time, and in 2003, First United had 18 locations in Oklahoma.