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Hugh Leach

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Hugh Leach, American banker. member of staff, Richmond, of F.W. La Frentz & Company, public accountants, New York, 1919-1920; member of the board of visitors, Medical College of Virginia, 1941-1953, president University of Virginia Alumni Association, 1944-1947.; Member Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma. Raven Society.

Background

Leach, Hugh was born on September 24, 1894 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of James Archibald and Mary Thomas (Cleaton) Leach.

Education

Graduate McGuires U. School, Richmond, 1913. Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1916, Master of Arts, 1917.

Career

1son—Hugh; married second, Mistress Marian Wood Burgess, August 28, 1952. Stepson, John M. Burgess. Clerk Old Dominion Trust Company, Richmond, 1916.

Bookkeeper, later office manager, A.P. Youngblood, Inc., member New York Produce Exchange, 1917-1918. Cadet Air Services United States Army, 1918. Member of staff, Richmond, of F.W. La Frentz & Company, public accountants, New York, 1919-1920.

Assistant auditor and auditor Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, 1921-1927. Managing director Charlotte, North Carolina, branch of same, 1927-1931, of Baltimore branch, 1931-1935, except while treasurer Recontruction Finance Corporation, Washington, February 2-September 25, 1932. Later president Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Certified Public Accountants (Virginia), Chairman war finance committee 5th Federal Reserve District, 1942, 43. Board of trustees Richmond War and Community Fund, 1941-1948. Board counselors Evening School University of Richmond.

President University of Virginia, class of 1917.

Membership

Member of staff, Richmond, of F.W. La Frentz & Company, public accountants, New York, 1919-1920. Member of the board of visitors, Medical College of Virginia, 1941-1953, president University of Virginia Alumni Association, 1944-1947. Member Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Raven Society.; Clubs: Country of Virginia (president 1942-1943), Commonwealth (Richmond).

Connections

Married Alice Creath Angel, June 28, 1923 (died June 14, 1941).; married second, Mistress.

father:
James Archibald Leach

mother:
Mary Thomas (Cleaton) Leach

spouses:
Alice Creath Angel

Mistress