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Banker

Donald Campbell Platten, American banker. Board directors Goodwill Industries Greater New York, Charles A. Dana Foundation; member President Carter's Commission on National Agenda for 80s; trustee Collegiate School, New York City, Presbyterian Hospital, American Museum Natural History, University Beirut; emeritus trustee Princeton University; Member of Council Foreign Relations, Blind Brook Club, University Club.

Background

Platten, Donald Campbell was born on September 18, 1918 in New York City. Son of John Homer and Katherine Campbell (Viele) Platten.

Education

Bachelor, Princeton University, 1940. Graduate Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1966.

Career

With Chemical Bank, New York City, 1940—1964, senior vice president, 1964—1967, executive vice president, 1967—1970, 1st vice president, 1970, president, 1972—1973, chairman board, 1973—1983, Chemical New York Corporation, 1973—1983, chairman executive committee, 1983—1989, honorary director, chairman emeritus, 1989—1991. With Reader's Digest Association Inc., Thomson Newspapers, Inc. 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1944-1946.

Membership

Board directors Goodwill Industries Greater New York, Charles A. Dana Foundation. Member President Carter's Commission on National Agenda for 80s. Trustee Collegiate School, New York City, Presbyterian Hospital, American Museum Natural History, University Beirut.

Emeritus trustee Princeton University. Member of Council Foreign Relations, Blind Brook Club, University Club.

Connections

Married Margaret Leslie Wyckoff, June 24, 1940. Children: Katherine L. Tyson, Peter W., Alison C. Vanderbilt.

father:
John Homer Platten

mother:
Katherine Campbell (Viele) Platten

spouse:
Margaret Leslie Wyckoff

children:
Katherine L. Tyson Platten

Peter W. Platten

Alison C. Vanderbilt Platten