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George Putnam

director , investment executive

George Putnam, American Investment executive ( fin: inv. service, Director)investment executive. member corporation Northeastern U., Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital.


Putnam, George was born on August 20, 1926 in Manchester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of George and Katharine (Harte) Putnam.


AB Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1949. Master of Business Administration with Distinction, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Bates College.


Security analyst Putnam Management Company, Boston, 1951-1961, president, chief Executive officer, 1961-1970, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, since 1970. Chairman, president each of 34 Putnam Group of Mutual Funds. Chairman Putnam Finance Services, Putnam Investor Services.

Chairman of the Board Putnam Management Company, Inc. Director various Putnam subsidiary. Director Houghton Mifflin Company, American Mutual Insurance Company, Boston Company Inc., Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, Freeport McMoRan, Inc., General Mills, Inc., Rockefeller Center Inc., American Public Radio, Inc., Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc.

Vice chairman Controlled Risk Insurance Company. Governor Investment Company Institute, chairman, 1972-1974. Board overseers Harvard University, 1967-1985, treasurer, 1973-1984, member Harvard Corporation and Overseers, since 1973.

Member corporation Northeastern U., Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital. Trustee, chairman fin.com. Wellesley College 1965-1983.

Trustee Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia) Foundation, Vincent Memorial Hospital, Boston, New Eng.Aquarium, Boston, Jackson laboratories, Bar Harbor, Maine, The Nature Conservancy, Boston Museum Fine Arts. Chairman of the Board McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts.


Member corporation Northeastern U., Beverly (Massachusetts) Hospital.


Married Barbara Weld. Children: George III, Barbara Putnam Lyman, Susan Weld.

George Putnam

Katharine (Harte) Putnam

Barbara Weld

George III Putnam

Barbara Putnam Lyman Putnam

Susan Weld Putnam