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Clark Williams

Clark Williams, American banker. Decorated Chevalier French Legion of Honor; recipient Algernon Sidney Sullivan award, 1938. Trustee emeritus of Williams College Congregationalist. Member firm Clark Williams & Company (financial), New York, 1919-1939; member firm Winthrop, Mitchell & corporation since 1939. Commissioned lieutenant colonel O.R.C., United States Army, 1925.; Member S.R., Loyal Legion, Kappa Alpha (Williams).

Background

  • Williams, Clark was born on May 2, 1870 in Canandaigua, New York, United States. Son of George N. and Abigail Stanley (Clark) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1892. Doctor of Laws, 1939. Doctor of Laws, The Citadel, 1933.

    Career

    • With Guaranty Trust Company, New York, 1892-1894. Clerk, assistant treasurer, treasurer Vice-President United States Mortgage & Trust Company, 1894-1905. Organizer, 1905, managing vice president, 1905-1907, Columbia Trust Company.

      Superintendent of banks State of New York, 1907-1909. Comptroller state of New York, 1909-1911. President Windsor Trust Company, New York, 1911-1913.

      Appointed president Industrial Finance Corporation (owner “Morris Plan” of industrial loans and investments), June 1914. Appointed American Red Cross representative with 1st Division American Expeditionary Force, April 1918. Director army field service, American Red Cross, with American Expeditionary Forces, rank of major, 1919.

    Works

    • Author: The Story of a Grateful Citizen (an autobiography in 2 vols.).

    Membership

    Member firm Clark Williams & Company (financial), New York, 1919-1939. Member firm Winthrop, Mitchell & corporation since 1939. Commissioned lieutenant colonel O.R.C., United States Army, 1925.

    Member S.R., Loyal Legion, Kappa Alpha (Williams). Clubs: Union, University, Union League, Williams, Recess, Midday.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Plater, April 29, 1897.
    • father: George N. Williams
    • mother: Abigail Stanley (Clark) Williams
    • spouse: Anna Plater
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    Died December 18, 1946
    (aged 76)
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