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James Willison Smith

James Willison Smith, American banker. Member Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary).; Mason.


  • Smith, James Willison was born on March 30, 1879 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Son of James and Margaret (McCorkell) Smith.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Philadelphia. (honorary) Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson College.


    • Began with The Land Title & Trust Company. President The Real Estate-Land Title & Trust Company, since November 1, 1927 (now The Land Title Bank & Trust Company), Chairman of the Board January 9, 1940. Director Franklin Fire Insurance Company, Giant Portland Cement Company, American Surety Company of New York, Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company, Philadelphia Traction Company, John Wanamaker Stores, Philadelphia and New New York Commissioner Delaware River Joint Commission.

      Trustee Estate of Rodman Wanamaker (deceased). Assistant manager, later manager division housing and transportation, Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Shipping Board, World War. Trustee Maryville (Tennessee) College.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary). Mason.; Clubs: Union League, Manufacturers, Penn Athletic, Aronimink Golf.


    • Married Sarah Winslow Drummond, June 16, 1903. Children: J. Willison, Renee L., Robert Drummond, John Winslow, David Pierson.
    • father: James Smith
    • mother: Margaret (McCorkell) Smith
    • spouse: Sarah Winslow Drummond
    • children: J. Willison Smith
    • Renee L. Smith
    • Robert Drummond Smith
    • John Winslow Smith
    • David Pierson Smith
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    Born March 30, 1879
    Died March 10, 1942
    (aged 62)