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George Clarke Bean, American banker. Named Outstanding Young Man of Year, Tucson Junior Chamber of C., 1954; recipient Distinguished Citizen award, University Arizona Alumni Association, 1975, Chief Executive Officer Certified of Distinction award, Finance World magazine, 1976.


Bean, George Clarke was born on March 16, 1918 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of George Tinney and Mary Elizabeth (Clarke) Bean.


AB cum laude, Princeton University, 1939. Postgraduate, Graduate School Business Administration, 1940. Postgraduate, New York University, 1941.

Graduate, Pacific Coast Banking School, 1957.


With Bankers Trust Company, New York City, 1939—1947. Assistant manager credit department Valley National Bank, Phoenix, 1947—1951. Assistant vice president commercial loans Valley Bank, Tucson, 1951—1953.

Vice president, area supervisor The Arizona Bank, 1953—1959, senior vice president earning assets division Phoenix, 1960—1964, executive vice president earning assets division, 1965—1967, senior executive vice president earning assets division, 1967, president, 1967—1969, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1969—1971, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1971, chairman executive committee, 1978—1980, chairman board emeritus, since 1980, now director, member executive committee, member finance committee.


Trustee American Graduate School International Management, 1974—1981, chairman. Chairman nominating committee Arizona Academy. Past trustee Phoenix Art Museum, president, 1970.

Chairman Governor's Investment Advisory Council, 1981. Board directors Central Arizona Project Association. Member of Arizona Bankers Association (president 1966-1967), American Bankers Association (president state bank division 1970-1971), Newcomen Society N. American, Paradise Valley Country, University, Princeton (New York City).


Married Pamela Phyllis Dodwell, August 13, 1939. Children: Wendy W. Bean Barker, Elizabeth C. Bean Piatt, Patricia B. Bean Mommaerts.

George Tinney Bean

Mary Elizabeth (Clarke) Bean

Pamela Phyllis Dodwell

Wendy W. Bean Barker Bean

Elizabeth C. Bean Piatt Bean

Patricia B. Bean Mommaerts Bean