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William Harding Jackson

lawyer , investment banker

William Harding Jackson, American lawyer, investment banker. member board consultant National War College; Served with United States Army, 1942-1945; Member.


Jackson, William Harding was born on March 25, 1901 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Harding and Anne Davis (Richardson) Jackson.


Graduated from St. Mark’s School, Southborough, Massachusetts, 1920. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1928.


Began with Cadwallader, Wickersham & Taft. Admitted New York bar, 1932. Employe Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, 1930, partner, 1934-1947.

Partner J. H. Whitney & Company, investment banking firm, 1947-1956. Advisory council Woodrow Wilson School International Affairs. Chairman of President’s Committee on International Information Activities, 1953.

Special assistant to the secretary of state, 1955, to President, 1956. Member board consultant National War College.


Member board consultant National War College. Served with United States Army, 1942-1945. Member; Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).


Married Elisabeth Lyman, October 31, 1929.; married second, Mary Leet Pitcairn, February 10, 1951.; married 3d, Irma M. Hanly, May, 1970.

Children: William H., Richard Lee.

William Harding Jackson

Anne Davis (Richardson) Jackson

Elisabeth Lyman

Mary Leet Pitcairn

Irma M. Hanly

William H. Jackson

Richard Lee Jackson