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George Putnam

George Putnam, American investment executive. Member of National Association Security Dealers (public governor).


  • Putnam, George was born on August 20, 1926 in Manchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George and Katharine (Harte) Putnam.

  • Education

    • AB Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1949. Master of Business Administration with Distinction, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Bates College.


    • Security analyst Putnam Management Company, Boston, 1951—1961. President, chief executive officer, 1961—1970. Chairman board, chief executive officer, since 1970.

      Chairman, president Each of 34 Putnam Group of Mutual Funds. Chairman Putnam Finance Service, Putnam Investor Service. Chairman board Putnam Management Company, Inc.

      Director Various Putnam Subsidiary, Houghton Mifflin Company, American Mutual Insurance Company, Boston Company Inc., Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, Freeport McMoRan, Inc., General Mills, Inc., Rockefeller Center Inc., American Public Radio, Inc., Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc. Vice chairman Controlled Risk Insurance Company, Governor Investment Company Institute. Chairman, 1972—1974; board overseers Harvard University, 1967—1985.

      Treasurer, 1973—1984. Member Harvard Corporation& Overseers, since 1973, Corporation Northeastern University, Beverly Hospital (Massachusetts). Trustee, chairman Finance Committee Wellesley College, 1965—1983.

      Trustee Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston, New England Aquarium, Boston, Jackson Laboratories, Bar Harbor, Maine, The Nature Conservancy, Boston Museum Fine Arts. Chairman board McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts.


    Member of National Association Security Dealers (public governor).


    • Married Barbara Weld. Children: George III, Barbara Putnam Lyman, Susan Weld.
    • father: George Putnam
    • mother: Katharine (Harte) Putnam
    • spouse: Barbara Weld
    • children: George III Putnam
    • Barbara Putnam Lyman Putnam
    • Susan Weld Putnam
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    • 1949
      Harvard University
    • 1951 - 1961
      Security analyst, Putnam Management Company
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1961 - 1970
      president, officer
    • 1961 - 1970
      chief executive, officer
    • 1965 - 1983
      trustee, Finance Committee Wellesley College
    • 1965 - 1983
      chairman, Finance Committee Wellesley College
    • 1967 - 1985
      board overseers Harvard University
    • 1970
      chairman, officer
    • 1970
      chief executive, officer
    • 1972 - 1974
    • 1973 - 1984
    • 1973
      member, Harvard Corporation& Overseers
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