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John Francis Elsbree, American banker. Semi-finalist American Institute Banking National Debate Contest, 1950, 53, 54, John F. Elsbree Day proclaimed in his honor, City of Boston, 1989.


Elsbree, John Francis was born on April 19, 1912 in Methuen, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Leslie Francis and Beatrice (Roberts) Elsbree.


Student, Harvard University, 1930. Student, American Institute Banking, 1945. Student, Stonier Graduate School Banking, 1957.


With Webster & Atlas National Bank, Boston, 1930-1948, auditor, 1945-1948. Assistant auditor Rockland-Atlas National Bank, Boston, 1948-1951, auditor, 1951-1957, assistant vice president, 1957-1961, State St. Bank & Trust Company, Boston, 1961-1962, vice president, 1962-1975, senior vice president, 1975-1977, general auditor, 1964-1977. Vice president, general auditor State St. Boston Corporation, 1970-1974, senior vice president, general auditor, 1974-1977.

Past lecturer American Institute Banking, Northwestern University, Northern New England School Banking, NABAC School at University Wisconsin.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Social, Economic and Political Causes and Effects of Commercial Bank Mergers, 1957, The Elsbree Family in America, 1992. Contributor articles to professional publications.


Treasurer Boston Latin School Association, 1955-1977, assistant treasurer, 1977-1989. Member Greater Boston Bankers Association, American Institute Banking (past associate councilman, national debate chairman, host chapter chairman national conference 1986), Institute Internal Auditors (director New England chapter, past chapter president, general chairman international conference 1976), Bank Administrn. Institute (chartered bank auditor, certified internal auditor, general chairman regional convention 1967, past president Boston chapter, state, district director 1970-1971, chairman board regents).


Married Ida Letitia Brooks, August 13, 1938. Children: Janet Elaine Elsbree Amoling (deceased), John Francis, Marjorie Evelyn Elsbree Evans, David Brooks, Ruth Elizabeth Elsbree McDermott.

Leslie Francis Elsbree

Beatrice (Roberts) Elsbree

Ida Letitia Brooks

Janet Elaine Elsbree Amoling Elsbree (deceased)

John Francis Elsbree

Marjorie Evelyn Elsbree Evans Elsbree

David Brooks Elsbree

Ruth Elizabeth Elsbree McDermott Elsbree