Log In

J. Henry Neale Edit Profile

Banker , Lawyer

J. Henry Neale, American lawyer, banker. Bar: New York 1927, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1927. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Eminent Service medal Amherst College, 1959; Scarsdale Bowl, 1976.


Neale, J. Henry was born on July 25, 1904 in New York City. Son of J. Henry and Henrietta (Schmidt) Neale.


AB, Amherst College, 1924; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Amherst College, 1974; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1927.


Associate, Strang & Taylor, White Plains, New York, 1927-1931; partner, Neale & Wilson, White Plains, 1931-1936; partner, Neale & Wilson, Scarsdale, New York, 1936-1989; counsel Bureau Supplies and Accounts, Department Navy, 1944-1945; general counsel, Department Navy, 1945-1946; president, Scarsdale National Bank and Trust Company, 1946-1968; Chairman of the Board, Scarsdale National Bank and Trust Company, 1968-1976.


  • Bar: New York 1927, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1927.


Member White Plains Board Education, 1935-1942. Chairman Amherst College Alumni Fund, 1956-1957. Co-chairman council church and race United Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1968-1974, trustee, past president, elder Presbyterian Church.

Co-chairman, director Presbyterian Economic Development Corporation, 1968-1977. Trustee Scarsdale Foundation, 1958-1978, treasurer, 1965-1978. Board directors Legal Aid Society, Westchester County, from 1958, president, 1961-1962.

Board governors White Plains Hospital, from 1947. Trustee Young Women’s Christian Association of White Plains and Central Westchester, 1960-1967, president, 1963-1967. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1944.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, New York State Bar Foundation. Member American Bankers Association (executive council 1961-1964, state vice president 1967-1969), New York State Bankers Association (president 1959-1960), Westchester County Bankers Association (president 1949-1952), American Bar Association (house of deals 1972-1978), New York State Bar Association (president 1967-1968), Westchester County Bar Association (president 1953-1955)), American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, Supreme Court History Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Married Laura Button, July 7, 1928. Children: Edwin B., J. Henry Junior.

J. Henry Neale

Henrietta (Schmidt) Neale

Laura Button

J. Henry Junior Neale

Edwin B. Neale