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Russell Cornell Leffingwell

banker , lawyer

Russell Cornell Leffingwell, American banker, lawyer, ex-assistant secretary of the treasury. Decorated Officer Legion of Honor, Officer Crown of Italy. Fellow Royal Economics Society; member American Economics Association.

Background

Leffingwell, Russell Cornell was born on September 10, 1878 in New York City. Son of Charles Russell and Mary (Cornell) Leffingwell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1899, Master of Arts, 1919, Doctor of Laws, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1902. M Lucy Hewitt, January 27, 1906 (deceased February 8, 1959).

Career

Began practice of law, New York City, 1902. Member Cravath & Henderson, 1907-1917. Was special assistant to secretary of treasury in flotation of Liberty Loan, May 1917.

Assistant secretary of treasury, 1917-1920. Member Cravath, Henderson, Leffingwell & de Gersdorff, 1920-1923. Member J. P. Morgan & Company, 1923-1940.

Director and past chairman, J. P. Morgan & Company, Inc. Trustee, past chairman Carnegie Corporation Director, ex-chairman Council Foreign Relations. Honorary vice president Community Service Society.

Honorary trustee Yale Library Associates, New York School Social Work.

Membership

Fellow Royal Economics Society. Member American Economics Association. Clubs: Knickerbocker, Century, University, Pilgrims, Yale, Down Town, Piping Rock, Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht (New York).

Connections

father:
Charles Russell Leffingwell

mother:
Mary (Cornell) Leffingwell