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Charles Eldridge Spencer

Charles Eldridge Spencer, American banker. Member Federal Advisory Council to represent First Federal Reserve District; Member (life), Corporation of Massachusetts Institute Technology; member commission to visit Department Economics, Harvard College.

Background

  • Spencer, Charles Eldridge was born on December 19, 1882 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles Eldridge and Sarah A. (Conover) Spencer.

  • Education

    • Educated Rutger’s Preparatory School.

    Career

    • With National Bank of New Jersey, 1900-1903, National Bank of Commerce, New York, 1903-1905, National Bank of Commerce, Kansas City, Missoury, 1905-1906, Trust Company of America, New York, 1906-1907. Assistant treasurer and treasurer Colonial Trust Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1907-1918. Deputy governor Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 1918-1920.

      Vice president First National Bank of Boston, 1920-1938, director since 1937, president, 1938-1947, Chairman of the Board since 1947. President, director First of Boston International Corporation (New York). Trustee American Optical Company.

      Chairman of the Board, Bay State Corporation. Director Eastern Malleable Iron Company, United-Carr Fastener Corporation, French American Banking Corporation, Arthur D. Little, Inc., N.E. Tel. & Tel. Company, Reed & Barton, United Shoe Machinery Corporation Trustee of permanent funds, The Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, also director.

      Trustee The Children’s Hospital. Director American Humane Education Society. Trustee Massachusetts Foundation.

    Membership

    Member Federal Advisory Council to represent First Federal Reserve District. Member (life), Corporation of Massachusetts Institute Technology. Member commission to visit Department Economics, Harvard College.

    Clubs: Algonquin (Boston).

    Connections

    • Married Olive Marion Tuttle, October 10, 1912. Children: Margaret Tuttle, Charles Eldridge, III, Patricia Tuttle, Carlisle Tuttle.
    • father: Charles Eldridge Spencer
    • mother: Sarah A. (Conover) Spencer
    • spouse: Olive Marion Tuttle
    • children: Margaret Tuttle Spencer
    • Charles Eldridge Spencer
    • III Spencer
    • Patricia Tuttle Spencer
    • Carlisle Tuttle Spencer
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    Died January 18, 1953
    (aged 70)
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