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James Decamp Wise

James Decamp Wise, business executive. Member American Management Association, Association Bar City New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

  • Wise, James Decamp was born on October 7, 1898 in Greencastle, Indiana, United States. Son of William Henry and Florence (Line) Wise.

  • Education

    • Student Leland Stanford University, 1916-1919, Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, 1921, Bachelor of Laws, Columbia Law School, 1925.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1925, and since practiced in that state. Associate with firm Cotton & Franklin, New York City, 1925-1933, partner in that firm and its successors, Wright, Gordon, Zachry & Parlin, 1933-1945. Special counsel for R.F.C., 1940.

      Special assistant to undersecretary of navy, 1940-1941. President Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., New York City, 1944-1956, chairman, 1956-1961, now director. Director Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1959-1964, deputy chairman, 1961-1964.

      Trustee Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Chairman of the board of trustees Bank Street College Education. Trustee National Industrial Conference Board, 1948-1963.

    Works

    • Editor Columbia Law Review, 1924.

    Membership

    Member American Management Association, Association Bar City New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Katherine Ulrich, June 19, 1930. Children: Henry Ulrich, Joanna DeCamp.
    • father: William Henry Wise
    • mother: Florence (Line) Wise
    • spouse: Katherine Ulrich
    • children: Henry Ulrich Wise
    • Joanna DeCamp Wise
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    Died January 7, 1984
    (aged 85)
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