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economist , bank executive

Charles Walter Woodford, American bank executive, economist. Recipient Commendation, City of Los Angeles, 1986.


Woodford, Charles Walter was born on December 23, 1931 in Sharon, Wisconsin, United States. Son of John Chauncey and Pauline Sweet (Goelzer) Woodford.


Bachelor in Economics, Beloit College, 1956. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1956—1958. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1958—1960.

Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1969.


Investment advisor Brown Brothers Harriman, Chicago, 1956—1966. Assistant state treasurer State of Illinois, Springfield, 1967—1971, state treasurer, 1971. Treasurer, chief investment officer Horace Mann Insurance Corporation, 1972—1975.

Administrative vice president American National Bank, Chicago, 1975—1978. President Fort Dearborn INcome Securities, 1978—1982. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Trust Services American, 1982—1991.

Executive vice president Sanwa Bank California, since 1992. Executive vice president, division head Sanwa Trust & Investment, since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (newsletter) Economic Horizons.


In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


Vice chairman Town Hall Southern California, 1987—1989. Member Illinois Board Investments, 1971—1974, chairman, 1973—1974, Budget Task Force, State of Illinois, 1971—1972. Member platform committee Illinois Democratic Party, 1976—1980.

Board directors Japan American Society Southern California, Japanese Philharmonic Society Los Angeles. Member of Los Angeles World Affairs Council (international circuit), Hong Kong Association Southern California, American Economic Association, Finance Analysts Federation, National Association Business Economists.


Married Barbara J. Johnsen, August 25, 1956. Children: Mark Mallory, Stuart Allen, Geoffrey James.

John Chauncey Woodford

Pauline Sweet (Goelzer) Woodford

Barbara J. Johnsen

Mark Mallory Woodford

Stuart Allen Woodford

Geoffrey James Woodford