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Investment executive

John Lowell Thorndike, American investment executive. Recipient 1st prize Association Town Finance Committees, 1969.


Thorndike, John Lowell was born on October 17, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Augustus and Olivia (Lowell) Thorndike.


Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1949.


Registered rep, Tucker Anthony & Company, Boston, 1950-1957;vice president, Putnam Management Company, Boston, 1957-1962;assistant to treasurer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962-1966;vice president, Fiduciary Trust Company, Boston, 1966-1992;also board directors, Fiduciary Trust Company, Bostondirector, Fiduciary Company Inc., 1984-1997. Trustee Provident Institution for Savings, Boston, 1965-1985. Trustee, partner Eaton Vance Mutual Funds, Boston, since 1977.


Trustee Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1980, treasurer, 1965-1977, vice president, 1977-1980. Trustee Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1982-1987, Cotting School, treasurer, 1982-1998. Member warrant committee Town of Dover, Massachusetts, 1966-1969, chairman, 1968-1969, town moderator, 1971-1975.

Member Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority, Boston, 1970-1988, secretary, 1972-1984, chairman, 1984-1987. Member cemetery commission Town of Dover, 1992-1998. Board directors Massachusetts Audubon Society, 1971-1989, chairman, 1984-1989.

With Army Air Corps, 1945. Member Boston Security Analyst Society, Boston Economic Club, Union Club of Boston (president 1978-1979), Harvard Club of Boston (president 1980-1983), Harvard Museum Association (president 1988-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, bird watching.


Married Dorothy Wood Dudley, September 16, 1950. 1 child, John Amory Thorndike.

Augustus Thorndike

Olivia (Lowell) Thorndike

Dorothy Wood Dudley

John Amory Thorndike