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Banker

Edgar Williams Couper, American banker. Recipient Alfred E. Smith award New York State Teachers Association, 1962. Member board regents New York State Educational Department, 1951-1968, vice chancellor, 1957-1961, chancellor, 1961-1968; trustee Hampton College, 1937-1961, 68-69, trustee emeritus, since 1969.

Background

Couper, Edgar Williams was born on February 14, 1899 in Boonville, New York, United States. Son of Walter T. and Ruth D. (Williams) Couper.

Education

AB, Hamilton College, 1920. Doctor of Laws, Hamilton College, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters, Manhattan College, 1962.

Doctor of Laws, Hofstra University, 1963. Doctor of Laws, Long Island University, 1964. Doctor of Laws, Hartwick College, 1965.

Doctor of Laws, Columbia University, 1968. Doctor of Letters, Elmira College, 1967. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University, 1969.

Career

Official, Couper-Ackerman-Sampson Inc. (and predecessor firm), 1920-1953; president, board directors, 1st National Bank Binghampton (New York), 1954-1955; president, board directors, 1st City National Bank Binghampton, 1955-1964; Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1st City National Bank Binghampton, 1964-1970; director emeritus, 1st City National Bank Binghampton, 1970-1988. Director emeritus New York State Electric and Gas Corporation.

Membership

Member board regents New York State Educational Department, 1951-1968, vice chancellor, 1957-1961, chancellor, 1961-1968. Trustee Hampton College, 1937-1961, 68-69, trustee emeritus, since 1969.

Connections

Married Esther H. Watrous, September 24, 1921. Children: Richard W., Katharine Couper Watrous.

father:
Walter T. Couper

mother:
Ruth D. (Williams) Couper

spouse:
Esther H. Watrous

child:
Katharine Couper Watrous Couper

child:
Richard W. Couper