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William Richardson Biggs

banker , economist

William Richardson Biggs, American banker, economist.


Biggs, William Richardson was born on September 9, 1901 in Islip, L. I., New York, United States. Son of Hermann Michael and Frances (Richardson) Biggs.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1922. Postgraduate Trinity College, Cambridge U., 1922-1923.


Bank (merged with Equitable Trust Company), New York City 1923-1931. Joined Bank of New York, 1931, vice president, 1935-1964, trustee, executive vice president, 1964-1966, honorary trustee, economics consultant, from 1966. Director American Security Trust, Washington, N. American Reassurance Company, N. American Reins.

Corporation New York, Dome Mines, Ltd., Peoples Life Insurance Company, Washington, Rand McNally and Company, Julius Garfinckel Company. Trustee Atlantic Mutual and Centennial Insurance Companies, New York City Trustee, member finance committee retirement system National American Red Cross. Chairman Brookings Institution Vice chairman War Department Price Adjustment Board, 1944-1945.

Public representative United States delegate to United Nations Economics and Social Council, Geneva, 1954.


Clubs: Cosmos, Chevy Chase, Metropolitan, University (Washington).


Married Georgene Williams, November 1, 1929. Children: Barton M., Jeremy H., Christopher N. Employee Seaboard National.

Hermann Michael Biggs

Frances (Richardson) Biggs

Georgene Williams

Barton M. Biggs

Jeremy H. Biggs

Christopher N. Employee Seaboard National Biggs