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Harold Holmes Helm, American banker. Decorated Royal Order St. Olav (Norway).


Helm, Harold Holmes was born on December 9, 1900 in Auburn, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas Oliver and Nellie (Blakey) Helm.


Bachelor, Princeton University, 1920. Distributed control system (honorary), New York University, 1960. Doctor of Laws, Hampden-Sydney College, 1962.

Doctor of Laws, Centre College, Kentucky, 1962. Doctor of Laws, Bloomfield College, 1967. Data Control Language, University of the South, 1963.


Clerk credit department Chemical National Bank (name changed to Chemical Bank & Trust Company), New York City, 1920-1926, assistant cashier, 1926-1928, assistant vice president, 1928-1929, vice president, 1929-1946, 1st vice president, 1946-1947, president, 1947-1955, also board directors. President Chemical Corn Exchange Bank (merger Chemical Bank & Trust Company and Corn Exchange Bank), 1955, chairman board, 1955-1959. Chairman board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company (merger Chemical Corn Exchange Bank and New York Trust Company), 1959-1966, chairman executive committee, since 1966.

Former chairman and director Chemical International Finance, Ltd. Former president, board directors Chemical International Banking Corporation. Board directors Franklin Book Programs, Inc., Colgate Palmolive Company, F.W. Woolworth Company, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Cummins Engine Company, Inc., Equitable Life Assurance Society United States, cost per click International, Home Insurance Company, Western Electrical Company, Associated Dry Goods Corporation, Lord and Taylor, The Home Indemnity Company, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, Uniroyal.


Trustee Kentucky Spindletop Research Center, Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Hamilton, Georgia, New York Heart Association, Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Commission on Ecumenical Mission and Relations, United Presbyterian Church United States of America. Trustee, chairman finance committee, member executive committee, curriculum, honorary degrees, ground and buildings committees Princeton University. Member board governors New York City National Shrines Associations, Inc.

Chairman executive committee Federal Hall Memorial Associations, Inc. Member advisory board Hoover Institution. Member New York Southern Society, National Industrial Conference Board (trustee, chairman), American Institute Banking (past chairman advisory council New York chapter), Pilgrims Society United States, Academy Political Science, United States Srs.

Golf Association, Campus Club, Economic Club, Filson Club, Links, Montclair Golf Club, National Golf Links (trustee), University Club (past president), Princeton Club, Bond Club, Kentuckians Club.


Married Mary Rodes, February 14, 1925. Children: Eleanor (Mistress John C. Ketcham Junior), John.

Thomas Oliver Helm

Nellie (Blakey) Helm

Mary Rodes

Eleanor Helm (Mistress John C. Ketcham Junior)

John Helm