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Francis Calley Gray


Francis Calley Gray, American banker.


Gray, Francis Calley was born on January 22, 1890 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Morris and Flora (Grant) Gray.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1912, Bachelor of Laws, 1915, Doctor of Commercial Science, Suffolk U., 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters, Tufts College, 1954.


Practiced law with Ropes, Gray, Boyden & Perkins, 1915-1922. Partner Shattuck & Gray, 1922-1928. Vice president, later president, Lee, Higginson Trust Company, 1928-1932.

Vice president Fiduciary Trust Company, 1932-1944, director, 1932-1966, president, 1944-1957, Chairman of the Board, 1957-1961. Director Colonial Fund, Inc., State St. Investment Corporation. Honorary trustee Chase Fund of Boston, Shareholders Trust of Boston, Income and Capital Shares of Boston.

Trustee, member investment board Provident Institute Savings, 1925-1965. Secretary, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1920-1930, trustee, from 1935, chairman of the board of trustees, 1946-1964, president, from 1964. Treasurer, trustee Radcliffe College, 1930-1970, Rotch Traveling Scholarship.

Board of managers Greater Boston Charitable Trust. Trustee Boston University, 1940-1965, honorary trustee, 1965-1976. Trustee Humane Society Commonwealth Massachusetts.

Board directors Hospital Planning for Greater Boston, Inc.


Member Boston School Committee, 1926-1932, chairman 1928-1930. Member Council Boston Bar Association, 1928-1930. Member Massachusetts Emergency Public Works Commission, 1933-1934, Boston School House Commission, 1943-1945.

Member Executive Committee Greater Boston Community Survey, 1947-1949. Member Massachusetts Eisenhower Sponsoring Committee. Served as First lieutenant 303d Field Artillery, 1917-1919, World War I.

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Clubs: Somerset (Boston).


Married Helen Rotch Bullard, September 16, 1916. Children: Morris, Francis Calley, John Bullard.

Morris Gray

Flora (Grant) Gray

Helen Rotch Bullard

Morris Gray

Francis Calley Gray

John Bullard Gray