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James Thomas Larkin

James Thomas Larkin, American financial services company executive.


  • Larkin, James Thomas was born on September 6, 1931 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard James and Alice Wedd (Murphy) Larkin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1953. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, 1958.


    • Director international business ABC, New York City, 1958-1970. Vice president international travelers cheque division American Express Company, 1970-1974, senior vice president travelers cheque and money order division, 1975-1977, executive vice president Travelers cheque and money order division, 1977-1980. Executive vice president American Express International, Inc., 1980-1981.

      President travel related services, Europe and Mid-East Africa division American Express Europe, Ltd., London, 1982-1986. Executive vice president American Express Company, New York City, 1986-1990. Vice-chairman American Express International, 1991-1993, senior advisor, 1994—1997.

      President James T. Larkin Associates Global Strategy Advisors, since 1996.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Investment Advisor Council, since 2004. Board directors Rock Ridge Association, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1976, president 1987-1991. Founding member executive committee Cooperation Ireland, London, 1984-1995.

    Board directors Greenwich Symphony, 1987-1997. Member Ambassador Roundtable, Forum for World Affairs, since 1996. Trustee, first vice president Quincy History Society, Massachusetts Captain United States Marine Corps.

    1953-1956. Fellow: Institute Directors. Member: Naval War College Foundation (trustee, treasurer, executive committee), Bare Factor College Holy Cross President Council (life), Royal Institute International Affairs, Northeast History Genealogical Society (trustee, treasurer, executive committee), Wardroom Club (Boston), Penn New York City Club, Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Met New York City Club, Knights Holy Sepulchre.


    • Married Susan Gardiner, December 28, 1968. Children: James Thomas Junior, Kathleen Tracey.
    • father: Richard James Larkin
    • mother: Alice Wedd (Murphy) Larkin
    • spouse: Susan Gardiner
    • children: James Thomas Junior Larkin
    • Kathleen Tracey Larkin
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    Born September 6, 1931
    • 1953
      College of Holy Cross
    • 1958
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1958 - 1970
      Director, international business American Broadcasting Company
    • 1980 - 1981
      executive, vice president American Express International
    • 1982 - 1986
      president, travel related services
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1986 - 1990
      executive, vice president American Express Company
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