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Richard Granville Tilghman

Bank executive

Richard Granville Tilghman, American bank executive.


Tilghman, Richard Granville was born on September 18, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry Granville and Frances (Fulghum) Tilghman.


Bachelor, University Virginia, 1963.


Assistant cashier United Virginia Bank-Seaboard National, Norfolk, Virginia, 1968-1970, assistant vice president, 1970-1972, United Virginia Mortgage Corporation, Norfolk, 1972, vice president, 1972-1973, president, chief executive officer, 1974-1976, United Virginia Leasing Corporation, Richmond, 1973-1974. Senior vice president bank related United Virginia Bankshares, Inc., 1976-1978. President, chief administrative officer United Virginia Bank, 1978-1980.

Executive vice president corporation banking United Virginia Bankshares, Inc., 1980-1984, vice chairman, 1984-1985. President, chief executive officer United Virginia Bankshares, Inc., now Crestar Finance corporation, 1985-1999. Chairman SunTrust Bank Bank-Mid-Atlantic (formerly Crestar Finance Corporation), 1986-2000.

Director Sysco Systems, since 2002. Board directors Chesapeake Corporation, Richmond, since 1986. Chairman Virginia Public Building Authority, Richmond, 1982-1987.

Principal Virginia Business Council, 1987-2000. Member Federal Advisory Council, 1994-1997, president 1996-1997.


Chairman board directors Richmond Symphony, 1984-1985. Board directors, member general advisory council Sheltering Arms Hospital, Richmond, 1981-1989. Board directors Virginia Free, 1989-1990, Richmond Symphony Foundation, 1989-1991, Virginia Foundation Indiana Colleges, since 1988, board trustees, Norfolk Academy, 2001^, board directors, Richmond Community Foundation, 2002^,Virginia Literacy Foundation, 1986-1989.

Board governors St. Catherine's School, 1989-1995. Board directors Virginia Museum Foundation, 1986-1992, trustee, since 1994. Trustee Randolph Macon College, 1985-1993, Richmond Renaissance, 1986-1999, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, since 1994, founding trustee VCU School Engineering Foundation, since 1995.

Co-chairman National Conference of Christians and Jews. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1963-1966. Member Bankers Rountable (director 1996-1999), American Bankers Association, Virginia Bankers Association (board directors 1991-1998, president 1996-1997).

Clubs: Commonwealth, Country of Virginia.


Married Alice Creech, June 28, 1969. Children: Elizabeth Arrington, Caroline Harrison.

Henry Granville Tilghman

Frances (Fulghum) Tilghman

Alice Creech

Elizabeth Arrington Tilghman

Caroline Harrison Tilghman