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J. Frank Wood Edit Profile

Lawyer

J. Frank Wood, American Lawyer. Bar: New York 1935. Board of directors, member Executive Committee Allergy Foundation American, 1956-1972; Member New York National Guard, 1935-1938. Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Bar Association, Association Ex-Mems. Squadron A., Descendants Signers Declaration Independence, The Pilgrims, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Wood, J. Frank was born on August 1, 1908 in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of J. William and Sarah (Black) Wood.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1930;Sheldon travelling fellow, Harvard University, 1930-1931;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1934.

Career

Associate attorney, Barry, Wainwright, Thacher & Symmers, New York City, 1934-1937;trust representative, trust officer, Chemical Bank & Trust Company. New York City, 1937-1943;deputy superintendent, counsel, New York State Banking Department, 1943-1944, 45-50;senior vice president, trustee, Dollar Savings Bank, New York City, 1951-1954;partner firm, Thacher, Proffitt & Wood (and predecessor firm), New York City, 1954-1974;counsel, Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, New York City, from 1974. Trustee Savings Banks Life Insurance Fund, New York City, 1953-1954.

Director, member exec.com. Institutional Investors Mutual Fund, Inc., New York City, 1953-1954. Counsel New York.State Harness Racing Commission, 1954.

Trustee Franklin Savings Bank, New York City, 1956-1978. Member of New York State Pension Commission, 1954-1960. Member of advisory council pensions New York State Civil Service Department, 1960-1969, chairman, 1967-1969.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1935.

Membership

Board directors, member executive committee Allergy Foundation American, 1956-1972. Member New York National Guard, 1935-1938. Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1944-1946.

Member American Bar Association, Association Ex-Mems. Squadron A., Descendants Signers Declaration Independence, The Pilgrims, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Down Town Association (New York City), Harvard (New York City), Union (New York City).

Connections

Married Ann Budd, February 4, 1939. Children– John Frank, Lydia A. Wood Sargent, Susannah Wood Tavernier, Sarah Morton Wood Lewis, William Howard.

father:
J. William Wood

mother:
Sarah (Black) Wood

spouse:
Ann Budd

child:
John Frank Wood

child:
Lydia A. Wood Sargent Wood

child:
Susannah Wood Tavernier Wood

child:
Sarah Morton Wood Lewis Wood

child:
William Howard Wood