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David Matthew Kennedy


David KENNEDY, American banker. Federation Advisory Commission, on Economics Assets, National Public Advisory Commission, for Regional Economics Development.


Kennedy, David M. was born on July 21, 1905 in Randolph, Utah, United States. Son of George and Katherine (Johnson) Kennedy.


Bachelor, Weber College, Utah, 1928. AM, George Washington University, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, 1937.

Graduate, Rutgers University, 1939.


Assistant to Chairman Board, Federation Reserve System 1930-1946. Vice-President in charge Bond Department Continental 111. National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago 1946-1953, President 1956-1959, Chair, of Board and Chief Executive Officer 1959-1969.

Assistant to Secretary of Treasury, Washington 55. Secretary of United States Treasury 1969-1971. Ambassador-at-Large dealing with international finance 1970-1971.

Ambassador to NATO 1971-1973. United States Governor IBRD, International Monetary Fund, InterAmerican Bank, Asian Development Bank 1969-1971. Special Representative of First President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Chairman President's Commission, on Budgetary Concepts, Joint Commission, on the Coinage, National Advisory Council for Institute Monetary and Fiscal Policies, Executive Board Commission, for Economical Cultural Development of Chicago. Former Director Abbott Laboratories, Institute Harvester Company, Commonwealth Edison Company, Pullman Company, Swift and Company, Radio New Y’ork Worldwide Communications Satellite Corporation, United States Gypsum Company.


Member citizens committee University Illinois. Board associates Depaul University. Chairman New Chicago Foundation, Library.

Congress Trust Fund Board, board directors Chicago Foundation Cultural Development. Managing trustee Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund. Trustee Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, University Chicago, Committee Economic Development, George Washington University.

Chairman executive committee development council Brigham young University. Member 1st councilor stake Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, bishop Washington, special representative 1st presidency. Member American Bankers Association, Council Latin American (trustee), Chicago Mid-American Club, Association Reserve City Bankers, Union League Club, Commercial Club, Executives Club (Chgo), Old Elm Country Club (Fort Sheridan, Illinois), Glenview Club (Illinois), Bankers Club, University Club, Pi Gamma Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Riding, hunting, fishing.


Married Lenora Bingham, November 4, 1925. Children: Marilyn, Barbara Ann, Carol Joyce, Patricia Lenore.

George Kennedy

Katherine (Johnson) Kennedy

Lenora Bingham

Marilyn Kennedy

Barbara Ann Kennedy

Carol Joyce Kennedy

Patricia Lenore Kennedy