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Allan R. Plumley Jr., bank CEO and president

Allan R. Plumley Jr.
Savings and loan executive

Allan R. Plumley Jr., the president and chief executive of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Arlington for 17 years, died Dec. 26 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. He was 80.

The cause was complications from a fall, said his son Allan Plumley III.

Mr. Plumley, an Arlington resident, was an associate general counsel and a director of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Arlington before he was elected president and chief executive in 1975.

He oversaw the institution’s conversion to Continental Federal Savings Bank of Fairfax and took it public in 1985. After the sale to what is now SunTrust Bank in the early 1990s, Mr. Plumley became vice chairman of the greater Washington area for the Crestar Financial Corp. of Richmond until his retirement in 1995.

He also served as board chairman of the old First Service Bank in McLean from 2000 to 2006 and served on Southern National Bank of Virginia’s advisory board in the late 2000s.

Allan Rudolph Plumley Jr. was born in Washington and raised in Wilmington, Del. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1959 and a law degree in 1962, both from George Washington University. He co-founded the law school chapter of the Legal Aid Society and was co-editor of the law school’s newspaper.

He served in the Navy and the Army Counter Intelligence Corps before settling in Arlington in 1958.

Early in his career, he was a partner in the Arlington law firm Adams, Porter, Radigan and Mays and general receiver of the Circuit Court of Arlington.

He was the former director of organizations including the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Real Estate Title Insurance Co. in Washington, the nonprofit Alexandria Seaport Foundation and the Arlington Health Service Corp.

He was also past president of Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, a trustee and past treasurer of what is now the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, and a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marie Chapin Plumley of Arlington; three children, Allan Plumley III and Christopher Plumley of Fairfax County, and Carolyn Stombock of South Riding, Va.; and six grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough

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