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Nelson Dean Jay

Nelson Dean Jay, American banker. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Order of Honor with Star (Austria); commander Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France); officer de l’Ordre de Leopold (Belgium). Served from captain lieutenant colonel, United States Army, World War I.


  • Jay, Nelson Dean was born on March 7, 1883 in Elmwood, Illinois, United States. Son of Fred Dean and Elizabeth (Buchanan) Jay.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1905, Doctor of Laws (honorary degree), 1960.


    • With Milwaukee Trust Company, 1907-1910, manager, bond department, 1910. Vice president First National Bank, Milwaukee, 1911-1915. Manager bond department Guaranty Trust Company.

      New York City, 1915-1916, vice president, 1916-1920. Partner Morgan & Cie, Paris, France, 1920-1945. Chairman Morgan & Cie, Incorporated, Paris, France, until 1955.

      Member of directors advisory committee Morgan Guaranty Trust Company Chairman administrative committee American Red Cross, 1943-1944. Chairman of the Board American Hospital Paris, 1937-1957. Trustee of Knox College.


    Served from captain lieutenant colonel, United States Army, World War I. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).


    • Married Anne Augustine, June 23, 1910. Children: Nelson D., George A. (deceased), Robert Dean.
    • father: Fred Dean Jay
    • mother: Elizabeth (Buchanan) Jay
    • spouse: Anne Augustine
    • children: Nelson D. Jay
    • George A. Jay (deceased)
    • Robert Dean Jay
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    Died June 6, 1972
    (aged 89)