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James Willison Smith

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James Willison Smith, American banker. Member Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary).; Mason.

Background

Smith, James Willison was born on March 30, 1879 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Son of James and Margaret (McCorkell) Smith.

Education

Educational public schools, Philadelphia. (honorary) Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson College.

Career

Began with The Land Title & Trust Company. President The Real Estate-Land Title & Trust Company, since November 1, 1927 (now The Land Title Bank & Trust Company), Chairman of the Board January 9, 1940. Director Franklin Fire Insurance Company, Giant Portland Cement Company, American Surety Company of New York, Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company, Philadelphia Traction Company, John Wanamaker Stores, Philadelphia and New New York Commissioner Delaware River Joint Commission.

Trustee Estate of Rodman Wanamaker (deceased). Assistant manager, later manager division housing and transportation, Emergency Fleet Corporation, United States Shipping Board, World War. Trustee Maryville (Tennessee) College.

Membership

Member Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary). Mason.; Clubs: Union League, Manufacturers, Penn Athletic, Aronimink Golf.

Connections

Married Sarah Winslow Drummond, June 16, 1903. Children: J. Willison, Renee L., Robert Drummond, John Winslow, David Pierson.

father:
James Smith

mother:
Margaret (McCorkell) Smith

spouse:
Sarah Winslow Drummond

children:
J. Willison Smith

Renee L. Smith

Robert Drummond Smith

John Winslow Smith

David Pierson Smith