LITTLE ROCK -- John Fleischauer, Jr. was named president and chief executive of First Commercial Bank.

The bank is the largest of 20 affiliates of First Commercial Corp., a $4.2 billion bank holding company based in Little Rock.

Mr. Fleischauer, 45, had been president and chief operating officer of First Commercial's principal Arkansas rival, Worthen National Bank of Arkansas, having joined parent Worthen Banking Corp. in 1973. He was named Worthen Bank's president in 1991.

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