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James Wellons Brinkley

James Wellons Brinkley, American trucking executive, investment company executive.


  • Brinkley, James Wellons was born on January 30, 1937 in Suffolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Lee and Gertrude Rachel (Wright) Brinkley.

  • Education

    • Student, University Richmond, 1956. Bachelor in Economics, College William & Mary, 1959.


    • Executive vice president Mason & Company, Investment Bankers & Brokers, Newport News, Virginia, 1962-1970, Legg, Mason, Wood & Walker, Inc., Baltimore, 1970-1984, president, board directors, 1983—2003. Senior executive vice president Legg Mason, Inc., 1983. Chief operating officer Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.

      (subsidiary Legg Mason Inc.), 1998—2003, vice chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 2003—2004, chairman, 2004. Vice chairman Smith Barney, Baltimore, 2005. Board directors Legg Mason, Inc., Baltimore, since 1982, PHH Corporation, since 2010.

      Director regional firms committee New York Stock Exchange.


    Chairman Leadership Greater Baltimore Committee. Board directors United Way Central Maryland. Chairman investment committee, trustee endowment committee, former rector, member board visitors College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

    Chairman investment committee Episcopal Ministries, Baltimore Captain United States Army, 1960-1962. Member Baltimore Society Security Analysts, National Federation Finance Analysts, Securities Industry Association (trustee, chairman, Chief Executive Officer), Maryland Academy of Sciences (director, vice chairman), Maryland Chamber Commerce and Industry (director), Bond Club Baltimore, Rotary.





    • Married Dana Lynn Brenner, June 12, 1959. Children: Robert, Douglas, Susan.
    • father: Lee Brinkley
    • mother: Gertrude Rachel (Wright) Brinkley
    • spouse: Dana Lynn Brenner
    • children: Robert Brinkley
    • Douglas Brinkley
    • Susan Brinkley
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    Born January 30, 1937
    • 1956
      University Richmond
    • 1959
      College William & Mary
    • 1962 - 1970
      Executive, s
      Newport News, Virginia, United States
    • 1962 - 1970
      Investment Bankers & Broker, s
      Newport News, Virginia, United States
    • 1970 - 1984
      Executive, s
      Mason, Michigan, United States
    • 1970 - 1984
      Investment Bankers & Broker, s
      Mason, Michigan, United States
    • 2005
      vice chairman, Smith Barney
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