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Walter Thomas Margetts, American corporate executive, lawyer, former state treasurer.


Margetts, Walter Thomas was born on January 23, 1905 in New York City. Son of Walter and Edith Pearl (Lawson) Margetts.


Student, Am.


With Brooklyn Trust Company, 1923-1929. Associate Beekman, Bogue & Clark, New York City, 1929-1935. Partner law firm Bainton, McNaughton & Douglas, 1935-1943.

Associate McLanahan, Merritt & Ingraham, 1943-1954. Past Chairman of the Board Laythan Foundry Inc., Paterson, New Jersey. Chairman of the executive committee, director Franklin Bank, Paterson.

President Holly Hill Corporation. Past director, chairman pension-fin, Executive Committee U.G.I. Corporation. Now consultant; president, treasurer, director Hudson Rapid Tubes Corporation, Hudson and Manhattan Corporation, Washington Valley Farms, Inc.

Director, chairman audit finance committee Kayser-Roth Corporation, New York City. Member of New York advisory board American Mutual Insurance Company. Director SFM Corporation, Plainfield, New Jersey, Tech-Torch Company, Carlstadt, New Jersey.

Chairman Komline Sanderson Engineering Corporation, Peapack, New Jersey. Director, vice president, treasurer Foundation Life Insurance Company American, Chatham, New Jersey. Consultant Vornado Inc., Garfield, New Jersey.

Director Automatic Data Processing Corporation, Clifton, New Jersey Trustee New Jersey Dental Service Plan, Inc. Industry member National War Labor Board, 1943-1945. Treasurer State of New Jersey, 1949-1954.

Chairman New Jersey Mediation Board, 1945-1949, New Jersey Commission Intergovtl. Relations; president New Jersey Citizen’s Transportation Council. Member of advisory board on economics development unites states department Commerce, Washington, 1970-1983.

Past chairman, treasurer New Jersey Republican Finance Committee. New Jersey delegate Republican Convention. Presidential elector from New Jersey, 1964.

Director, former president Passaic Taxpayers Association. Board directors Tax Foundation, Inc. Board of Governors Passaic General Hospital, New Jersey.

Chairman of the board of trustees, director New Jersey Camp Blind Children, Inc. President, trustee Frost Valley Association. Trustee Margetts Foundation.


Fellow Fairleigh Dickinson U. (vice Chairman of the Board), Wroxton College. Member Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (honorary life), Spring Valley Hunt Association, American, New York State, Arizona bar associations, New Jersey Foundrymen’s Association (president, director), New Jersey Taxpayers Association (past president), American Arbitration Association (panel arbitrators), New York Zoology Society (life), St. Andrews Society (life), Alpha Chi Epsilon, Delta Theta Phi. Clubs: Downtown Athletic (life).


Married Josephine Sharon, July 18, 1935. Children: Sharon McLean Margetts Doremus, Cynthia Margetts Robinson, Walter Thomas, Susan Meredith Margetts Connell.

Walter Margetts

Edith Pearl (Lawson) Margetts

Josephine Sharon

Sharon McLean Margetts Doremus Margetts

Cynthia Margetts Robinson Margetts

Walter Thomas Margetts

Susan Meredith Margetts Connell Margetts