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Corporation executive

Warren Lee Pierson, American corporation executive. Decorated commander Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France); comendador Ordem Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil); commander Order of White Rose (Finland); Order Mexicana del Aguila Azteca (Mexico); Order of Italian Solidarity, Order of Merit (Lieutenant); Commander’s Cross, Order of Merit (Germany); commander Order of Christ (Portugal); grand officer Order of Merit (Italy).

Background

Pierson, Warren Lee was born on August 29, 1896 in Princeton, Minnesota, United States. Son of Louis W. and Hilda (Pearson) Pierson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1917. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1922.

Career

Admitted to California bar, 1922, New York bar, 1946. Practiced in Los Angeles until 1933. Special counsel Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Washington, 1933-1934.

General counsel Export-Import Bank of Washington, 1934-1936, president, general counsel, 1936-1944. President American Cable & Radio Corporation, Commercial Cable Company, Mackay Radio & Telegraph and All American Cable & Radio Corporation, 1945-1947. Chairman of the Board All American Cables & Radio, Inc.

Chairman of the Board transactions World Airlines, Inc. Director Molybdenum Corporation Verientes-Camaguey Sugar Company Cuba, International Tel. & Tel., Technology Studies, Inc., Twin Fair Inc.

Membership

Member Executive Committee on Commercial Policy, 1938-1944, Inter-American Financial and Economics Advisory Committee, 1940-1945. Served as ambulance driver French Army, 1917. Member International Chamber of Commerce (president 1955-1957), International Air Transport Association (president 1950-1951), Phi Delta Theta.

Clubs: Maidstone, Brook (New York City).

Connections

Married Eleanor Mehnert, August 12, 1927.

father:
Louis W. Pierson

mother:
Hilda (Pearson) Pierson

spouse:
Eleanor Mehnert