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Gilbert Thomas Stephenson

Gilbert Thomas Stephenson, trust company executive.


  • Stephenson, Gilbert Thomas was born on December 17, 1884 in Pendleton, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Henry and Susan Anna (Fleetwood) Stephenson.

  • Education

    • Graduate Severn (North Carolina) High School, 1899. Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest (North Carolina) College, 1902, A.M., 1904. A.M., Harvard, 1906, Bachelor of Laws, 1910.


    • Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1910 and practiced at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1910-1919. Member firm Hastings, Stephenson and Whicker, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1916-1919. Successively secretary, assistant trust officer, associate trust officer, vice president Wachovia Bank & Trust Company of North Carolina, 1919-1929.

      Vice president in charge trust department, Equitable Trust Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1929-1936, director, 1929-1951. Member of faculty Graduate School of Banking, American Bankers assosiation, New York, 1935-1972, director trust research department, 1937-1951. Member firm T.B. Stephenson & Sons, farmers, Pendleton, North Carolina, 1914-1972.

      Director Planters National Bank & Trust Company, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Lecturer law school Wake Forest College, 1951-1972. President trust div. American Bankers Association, 1930-1931.



    • Author of numerous books relating to field: latest publications: Estates and Trusts, 1949. Studies in Trust Business (4th series), 1950. Your Estate and Your Family, 1951.

      Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements, Adminstrative Provisions, 1952.


    Denomination: Baptist


    Clubs: Quill and Grill.


    • Married Grace Morris White, December 19, 1912. Children: Thomas Wilson, James Henry.
    • father: James Henry Stephenson
    • mother: Susan Anna (Fleetwood) Stephenson
    • spouse: Grace Morris White
    • children: Thomas Wilson Stephenson
    • James Henry Stephenson
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    Died June, 1972
    (aged 87)