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William Harvey Bolin


William Harvey Bolin, American banker.


Bolin, William Harvey was born on December 8, 1922 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of William Harvey and Bertha (Dickey) Bolin.


Bachelor in International Relations, University California-Berkeley, 1947. Postgraduate, National University Mexico, 1948.


Trainee Bank of America, New Testament & S.A., San Francisco, 1947-1956, assistant vice president, 1956-1957. Branch manager Bank of America, Guatemala, 1957-1960. Assistant vice president Middle East and Africa division Bank of America, New Testament & S.A., 1960, vice president division, 1961, vice president, head Latin American division, 1965-1968, senior vice president, 1968-1975, executive vice president Latin American Caribbean division, 1975-1981, executive vice president world banking division, 1981, vice chairman, head world banking division, 1982-1984.

Senior research fellow University of California at Los Angeles, since 1984.


Member Overseas Development Council, World Affairs Council. Founding truseee Caribbean-L.Am. Action; member San Francisco Committee Foreign Relations Captain infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, major United States Army Reserve, 1950-1959.

Member American Bankers Association (chairman international division 1982-1983), Pan American Society (past president), Institute International Finance (founding board directors), Villa Taverna Club, Lansdowne Club (London).


Married Emma Jane Davis, July 9, 1949. Children: Teresa Gilmore, Patricia Wade.

William Harvey Bolin

Bertha (Dickey) Bolin

Emma Jane Davis

Teresa Gilmore Bolin

Patricia Wade Bolin