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Actor , lawyer , international investment consultant

Edward Ward Franklin, American international investment consultant, lawyer, actor. Bar: New York 1951.


Franklin, Edward Ward was born on September 23, 1926 in New York City. Son of Albert Ward and Edith (Meyers) Franklin.


AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1947. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1950.


Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York City, 1950-1956;general counsel, New York Air Brake Company, 1956-1967;vice president international and legal, New York Air Brake Company, 1962-1967;vice president, general counsel, General Signal Corporation, New York City, 1967-1980;secretary, General Signal Corporation, 1969-1980;senior vice president, General Signal Corporation, 1980-1983;vice chairman, General Signal Corporation, 1983-1985;also director, member Executive Committee, General Signal Corporation. Chairman of the Board Hamworthy Hydraulics, Ltd., Poole, England. Director Holborn International Portfolio Mgrs., Partners Fund, Inc., Pacus Ventures Ltd., Chase NBW Bank.


  • Bar: New York 1951.


Life governor, trustee New York Presbyterian Hospital, Trinity Episcopal Schools Сorporation. Chairman board trustees Gracie Square Hospital, New York City. Member AEA, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Association Bar City of New York, The Players, Knickerbocker Club, Harvard Club (New York City), Misquamicut Club (Watch Hill, Rhode Island), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Joan Rice, August 25, 1956. Children– Caroline, Melissa, Edward Ward.

Albert Ward Franklin

Edith (Meyers) Franklin

Joan Rice

Caroline Franklin

Melissa Franklin

Edward Ward Franklin