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Harry J. Volk, American banker. Recipient Milliken medal California Institute of Technology, 1980.


Volk, Harry J. was born on July 20, 1905 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Michael T. and Susan (Harkins) Volk.


AB, Rutgers University, 1927. Bachelor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1930. Doctor of Humane Letters, Rutgers University, 1958.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1992. Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University, 1982.


With Prudential Insurance Company, 1927-1957, vice president in charge Western operations Los Angeles, 1947-1957. President Union Bank of Los Angeles, 1957-1969, director, 1957-1980, chairman, 1969-1980. Chairman, director Union Bancorp, Inc., 1969-1979.

Director Standard Chartered Bancorp, 1978-1980. Chairman, chief executive officer Weingart Foundation, 1980-1993.


Trustee Rutgers University, 1942-1947, California Institute of Technology, 1950-1980, Hospital of Good Samaritan, 1970-1980. President National Alumni Association, Rutgers University, 1940-1945. Served as division chief United States Strategic Bombing Survey, 1945.

Member Los Angeles Chamber of C. (director 1949-1952), University of Southern California Associates, Pepperdine Associates, Los Angeles County Museum Art, Associates California Institute of Technology Clubs: The Founders (California), Bohemian, Los Angeles Country, California.


Married Marion E. Waters, October 12, 1931 (deceased 1972). Children: Robert H., Richard R., Carolyn E. Volk Jacques (deceased 1987). Married Marjorie L. Hale, August 14, 1976.

Michael T. Volk

Susan (Harkins) Volk

Marion E. Waters

Marjorie L. Hale

Robert H. Volk

Richard R. Volk

Carolyn E. Volk Jacques Volk (deceased 1987)