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James Robert Drumwright, American banker, lawyer. Bar: California 1955.


Drumwright, James Robert was born on June 16, 1929 in Ripley, Tennessee, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Alma (Chipman) Drumwright.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1955. Postgraduate (Fulbright scholar), University London, 1952.


Assistant legal counsel Bank of America, San Francisco, 1955-1962. Administration officer International Credit Administration, 1962-1964. Assistant branch manager Bank of America, Paris, 1964-1967, branch manager Birmingham, England, 1967-1968, vice president, deputy head European division San Francisco, 1968-1970, regional vice president East Asia area office Tokyo, 1970-1974.

Senior vice president, area general manager New York corporation service office Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, New York City, 1974-1978. President, chief executive officer international banking subsidiary Bank of America, New York, 1974-1978. President, chief executive officer, director Provident National Bank, 1978-1980.

Director Provident National Corporation, 1978-1980. Chief executive officer United States and Canada, Credit du Nord, since 1982.


Board directors Greater Philadelphia Partnership, 1978-1982, Pennsylvania Ballet, 1978-1981, Bryn Mawr Hospital, 1978-1982, Pennsylvania Economy League, since 1978. Executive committee Egypt-United States Business Council, 1975-1978. Member Canada United States Committee, 1975-1981.

Trustee Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1978-1982. Member Council Foreign Relations, California State Bar Clubs: Economic, Harvard, Links (New York City).


Married Elenita Milbank, August 17, 1962. Children: Elizabeth, Alexandra, Eliot.