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John Melior Stevens

John Melior Stevens, British banker. Decorated Distinguished Service Order, officer Order British Empire, Territorial Decoration, knight commander Order St. Michael and St. George.


  • Stevens, John Melior was born on November 7, 1913 in London, England. Son of Courtenay and Melior Frances (Barker) Stevens.

  • Education

    • Student Winchester (England) College, 1926-1932.


    • Admitted as solicitor, 1937. Adviser Bank England, 1946-1954, executive director, 1957-1965, director, since 1968. Director European department International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1954-1956.

      Economics minister British embassy, Washington, also executive director International Monetary Fund and International Bank Reconstrn. and Development, 1965-1967. Managing director Morgan Grenfell & Company Ltd., 1967-1972, chairman, 1972-1973. Director Suez Finance Company, British Bank Middle East, British Petroleum Company Ltd.


    Member Council Foreign Bondholders. Member general advisory council British Broadcasting Corporation, 1963-1964. Fellow University College London, 1968, treasurer, 1970-1973.

    Member of council Exeter U., 1971. High sheriff, County London, 1964. Served to colonel British Army, 1939-1945.


    • Married Frances Anne Hely Hutchinson, 1940. Children: Jane Frances, Mary Anne Victoria, John Christopher Courtenay.
    • father: Courtenay Stevens
    • mother: Melior Frances (Barker) Stevens
    • spouse: Frances Anne Hely Hutchinson
    • children: Jane Frances Stevens
    • Mary Anne Victoria Stevens
    • John Christopher Courtenay Stevens
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    Born November 7, 1913
    Died October 27, 1973
    (aged 59)