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James S. Adams

investment banker.

James S. Adams, American investment banker. Decorated Medal for Merit World World War II; Imperial Medal of Iran. Served as Lieutenant, pilot, A.C., United States Army, World War I.; Member Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Alpha.

Background

Adams, James S. was born on August 22, 1897 in Brazil, Indiana, United States. Son of Orley Edwin and Mary (Nees) Adams.

Education

Master of Laws, Indiana U., also Doctor of Laws, 1959.

Career

1 son, Peter Warne; married second, Elizabeth Graham, November 12, 1965. With George L. Dyer Company. New York City and Chicago, 1925-1928.

Vice president, assistant to president of Johns Manville Corporation, New York City, 1928-1934. Vice president, general manager Benton & Bowles, Inc., 1934-1940. Executive vice president Colgate, Palmolive Peet Company, Jersey City, 1940-1941.

President Standard Brands Inc., New York City, 1942-1948. General partner Lazard Freres & Company, 1948-1976. Director Carter Wallace, Inc.

Director American Cancer Society, director, president Research to Prevent Blindness Inc. U. Foundation Division chief, special consultant to chairman War Production Board, World World War World War II.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant, pilot, A.C., United States Army, World War I. Member Phi Kappa Psi, Tau Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Metropolitan, Links (New York City).

Connections

Married Marvelle Warne, March 12, 1927 (deceased).; married second, Elizabeth Graham, November 12, 1965.

father:
Orley Edwin Adams

mother:
Mary (Nees) Adams

spouses:
Marvelle Warne

Elizabeth Graham