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John Lowrey Simpson

John Lowrey Simpson, American executive.


  • Simpson, John Lowrey was born on February 18, 1891 in Woodland, California, United States. Son of John Lowrey and Gertrude (Pendegast) Simpson.

  • Education

    • B.L., University of California, 1913, Doctor of Laws, 1960. Law school, 1913-1914.


    • Admitted to California State bar, 1914. Representative P. N. Gray & Company New York in Vienna, 1919-1921. Executive vice president J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation and Schroder Trust Company.

      New York City, 1925-1951, then director. Finance chairman, director Bechtel Corporation, 1952-1961, then consultant. Director Homestake Mining Company.

      Director of Belgian American Ednl. Foundation, Inc.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Served under Mr. Herbert C. Hoover, World War I, in following orgns.: Common for Relief in Belgium, 1915-1917, United States Food Administration, Paris, 1917-1918, American Relief Administration, Central Europe and Yugoslavia, 1919. Financial adviser economic section Allied Control Commission, Italy, 1943-1944. Decorated: Legion of Honor, France.

    Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, World Affairs Council Northern California (president 1957-1958). Member Holland Lodge, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Century Association (New York City).


    • Married Margarete Mandel, April.
    • father: John Lowrey Simpson
    • mother: Gertrude (Pendegast) Simpson
    • spouse: Margarete Mandel
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    Born February 18, 1891
    Died March 28, 1981
    (aged 90)