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Financial services company executive

James Thomas Larkin, American financial services company executive.


Larkin, James Thomas was born on September 6, 1931 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard James and Alice Wedd (Murphy) Larkin.


Bachelor of Science, College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1953;postgraduate, University of Pennsylvania, 1958.


Director international business, ABC, New York City, 1958-1970;vice president international travelers cheque division, American Express Company. New York City, 1970-1974;senior vice president travelers cheque and money order divisions, American Express Company. New York City, 1975-1977;executive vice president Travelers cheque and money order divisions, American Express Company.

New York City, 1977-1980;executive vice president, American Express International, Inc., New York City, 1980-1981;president travel related services, Europe and Mid-East Africa division, American Express Europe, Ltd., London, 1982-1986;executive vice president, American Express Company. New York City, 1986-1990;vice chairman, American Express International, New York City, 1991-1993;senior advisor, American Express International, New York City, since 1994. President James T. Larkin Associations Global Strategy Advisors, since 1996.


Chairman Investment Advisor Council, since 2004. Board directors Rock Ridge Association, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1976, president 1987-1991. Founding member executive committee Cooperation Ireland, London, 1984-1995.

Board directors Greenwich Symphony, 1987-1997. Member Ambassador Roundtable, Forum for World Affairs, since 1996. Trustee, first vice president Quincy History Society, Massachusetts Captain United States Marine Corps.

1953-1956. Fellow: Institute Directors. Member: Naval War College Foundation (trustee, treasurer, executive committee), Bare Factor College Holy Cross President Council (life), Royal Institute International Affairs, Northeast History Genealogical Society (trustee, treasurer, executive committee), Wardroom Club (Boston), Penn New York City Club, Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Met New York City Club, Knights Holy Sepulchre.


Married Susan Gardiner, December 28, 1968. Children: James Thomas Junior, Kathleen Tracey.

Richard James Larkin

Alice Wedd (Murphy) Larkin

Susan Gardiner

James Thomas Junior Larkin

Kathleen Tracey Larkin