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George L. Harrison


George L. Harrison, American banker. Decorated United States Medal for Merit; Order of Polonia Resituta, Comdrs. Cross with stars. Member Pilgrims of United States, Newcomen Society of England.


Harrison, George L. was born on January 26, 1887 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of George Francis Edward and Mary Ross (Ray) Harrison.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1910, Master of Arts (honorary), 1929. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1913. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Colgate, 1933, Wesleyan, 1934.


Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1914, New York bar, 1937. Legal secretary to Justice Oliver W. Holmes, of Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1913-1914. Assistant general counsel Federal Reserve Board, Washington, 1914-1918, general counsel, 1919-1920.

Deputy governor Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1920-1928, governor, 1928-1936, president, 1936-1941. Director New York Life Insurance Company, since 1941, president, 1941-1948, Chairman of the Board 1948-1954. Director Radio Corporation of America, N.B.C., Inc., Radio Corporation of America Communications, Inc., Harper & Brothers Special consultant to Secretary of War, 1943-1946.

Alternate chairman, Interim Policy Committee on Atomic Energy. Chairman advising committee fiscal and monetary problems E.C.A. Trustee Columbia University Foreign Service Ednl. Foundation Trustee Committee Economics Development.

Captain American Red Cross, overseas 1918, board incorporators, 1936, central committee, 1937, board directors New York chapter, 1937, v. chairman 1945.


Member Pilgrims of United States, Newcomen Society of England. Clubs: Century, Yale, (New York).


Married Gertrude Gordon Grayson, March 2, 1940.

George Francis Edward Harrison

Mary Ross (Ray) Harrison

Gertrude Gordon Grayson