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John Lowrey Simpson


John Lowrey Simpson, American executive.


Simpson, John Lowrey was born on February 18, 1891 in Woodland, California, United States. Son of John Lowrey and Gertrude (Pendegast) Simpson.


B.L., University of California, 1913, Doctor of Laws, 1960. Law school, 1913-1914.


Admitted to California State bar, 1914. Representative P. N. Gray & Company New York in Vienna, 1919-1921. Executive vice president J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation and Schroder Trust Company.

New York City, 1925-1951, then director. Finance chairman, director Bechtel Corporation, 1952-1961, then consultant. Director Homestake Mining Company.

Director of Belgian American Ednl. Foundation, Inc.


Served under Mr. Herbert C. Hoover, World War I, in following orgns.: Common for Relief in Belgium, 1915-1917, United States Food Administration, Paris, 1917-1918, American Relief Administration, Central Europe and Yugoslavia, 1919. Financial adviser economic section Allied Control Commission, Italy, 1943-1944. Decorated: Legion of Honor, France.

Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, World Affairs Council Northern California (president 1957-1958). Member Holland Lodge, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Century Association (New York City).


Married Margarete Mandel, April.

John Lowrey Simpson

Gertrude (Pendegast) Simpson

Margarete Mandel