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Guillermo Butler Sherwell


Guillermo Butler Sherwell, Mexican banker.


Sherwell, Guillermo Butler was born on January 1, 1904 in Puebla, Mexico, of America parentage. Son of Doctor Guillermo A. and Luisa (Velazquez) Sherwell.


Bachelor of Arts, National U. Mexico, 1922. Master of Science, Columbia, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy., School Foreign Service, Georgetown University 1926.


Assistant manager foreign department American Foreign Banking Corporation, New York City, 1919, joint manager Mexico City Branch, 1919-1920. Assistant manager foreign department Battery Park National Bank, New York City, 1921. In charge Latin American section, division analysis and research Federal Reserve Board, Washington, 1922.

Specialist in foreign banking, fiscal and financial matters Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, unites states department Commerce Finance and Investment division, 1923-1926. Member research commission on Latin American, Columbia, 1926. Technical assistant to President Hoover during tour through Latin American, 1928.

Associate with banking firm of A. Iselin & Company. New York City, 1929-1932. Representative Manufacturers Trust Company.

New York City, 1932-1938, assistant vice president, 1938-1942, vice president, since 1942. Director Envases Generales de Mexico, S.A. (subsidiary Continental Can Company Mexico), Aceite Casa, S.A., Mexico City, International Pulp Products, Inc., Panama, Union Oil Corporation of Spain (subsidiary Union Oil Corporation California), Petrolclor Construction and Finance Corporation, Panama. Financial adviser Inter-American Shipping Services, Inc.

Director Flanigan, Loveland, Shipping Company, Panama.


  • Author: Mexico’s Capacity to Pay, 1929. Budgets of Latin American Countries, 1923. Investments in Uruguay and Paraguay, 1923.

    Investments in Chile, 1923. Contributor articles on banking and finance to banking and financial publications.


Served as captain finance research United States Army, resigned 1934. Honorary consul general Republican of Paraguay, New York City Decorated: Commander Order of Isabel la Catolica (Spain). Member Mexican Chamber of Commerce in New York (director, honorary treasurer), Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce New York (vice-president, director), Pilgrims of the United States, Ecuadorean Chamber of Commerce in New York (director), Bolivian Society New York (president, directory).

Clubs: Circulo de Armas (Buenos Aires, Argentina).


Doctor Guillermo A. Sherwell

Luisa (Velazquez) Sherwell