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James Robert Drumwright

James Robert Drumwright, American banker, lawyer. Bar: California 1955.


  • Drumwright, James Robert was born on June 16, 1929 in Ripley, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Alma (Chipman) Drumwright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1955. Postgraduate (Fulbright scholar), University London, 1952.


    • Assistant legal counsel Bank of America, San Francisco, 1955-1962. Administration officer International Credit Administration, 1962-1964. Assistant branch manager Bank of America, Paris, 1964-1967, branch manager Birmingham, England, 1967-1968, vice president, deputy head European division San Francisco, 1968-1970, regional vice president East Asia area office Tokyo, 1970-1974.

      Senior vice president, area general manager New York corporation service office Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, New York City, 1974-1978. President, chief executive officer international banking subsidiary Bank of America, New York, 1974-1978. President, chief executive officer, director Provident National Bank, 1978-1980.

      Director Provident National Corporation, 1978-1980. Chief executive officer United States and Canada, Credit du Nord, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1955.


    Board directors Greater Philadelphia Partnership, 1978-1982, Pennsylvania Ballet, 1978-1981, Bryn Mawr Hospital, 1978-1982, Pennsylvania Economy League, since 1978. Executive committee Egypt-United States Business Council, 1975-1978. Member Canada United States Committee, 1975-1981.

    Trustee Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1978-1982. Member Council Foreign Relations, California State Bar Clubs: Economic, Harvard, Links (New York City).


    • Married Elenita Milbank, August 17, 1962. Children: Elizabeth, Alexandra, Eliot.
    • father: Robert Lee Drumwright
    • mother: Alma (Chipman) Drumwright
    • spouse: Elenita Milbank
    • children: Elizabeth Drumwright
    • Alexandra Drumwright
    • Eliot Drumwright
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