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James Decamp Wise, business executive. Member American Management Association, Association Bar City New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Wise, James Decamp was born on October 7, 1898 in Greencastle, Indiana, United States. Son of William Henry and Florence (Line) Wise.

Education

Student Leland Stanford University, 1916-1919, Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, 1921, Bachelor of Laws, Columbia Law School, 1925.

Career

Admitted to New York bar, 1925, and since practiced in that state. Associate with firm Cotton & Franklin, New York City, 1925-1933, partner in that firm and its successors, Wright, Gordon, Zachry & Parlin, 1933-1945. Special counsel for R.F.C., 1940.

Special assistant to undersecretary of navy, 1940-1941. President Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., New York City, 1944-1956, chairman, 1956-1961, now director. Director Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1959-1964, deputy chairman, 1961-1964.

Trustee Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Chairman of the board of trustees Bank Street College Education. Trustee National Industrial Conference Board, 1948-1963.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Columbia Law Review, 1924.

Membership

Member American Management Association, Association Bar City New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Katherine Ulrich, June 19, 1930. Children: Henry Ulrich, Joanna DeCamp.

father:
William Henry Wise

mother:
Florence (Line) Wise

spouse:
Katherine Ulrich

children:
Henry Ulrich Wise

Joanna DeCamp Wise