Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885 - 1974)

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Birthplace: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Winthrop Williams Aldrich GBE (November 2, 1885 – February 25, 1974) was an American banker and financier, scion of a prominent political family, and US Ambassador to the United Kingdom.


Early years


Aldrich was born in Rhode Island in 1885, the son of Nelson W. Aldrich. He attended Harvard University, receiving a bachelor's degree and a J.D. degree.


Career


Aldrich served as president and chairman of the board of Chase National Bank from 1930 to 1953. During and after World War II, he was a leader in the organization of relief efforts and financial assistance to Europe. In 1953, he became US Ambassador to the UK under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he remained in London until 1957. He belonged to and served on the boards of many charitable organizations.


Private life


In 1916 Aldrich married Harriet Alexander. His sister Abby Aldrich was the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr..


He was an amateur musician, an artist whose specialty was watercolor seascapes, and a yachtsman who was navigator of the America's Cup defender Enterprise.


Honors


In 1947, he was appointed an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI. This entitled him to use the postnominal letters GBE, but not to the prenominal title "Sir".

-------------------- Winthrop Williams Aldrich, GBE (November 2, 1885 – February 25, 1974) was an American banker and financier, scion of a prominent political family, and US Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Career

Winthrop William Aldrich served as president and chairman of the board of Chase National Bank from 1930 to 1953. During and after World War II, he was a leader in the organization of relief efforts and financial assistance to Europe. In 1953, he became US Ambassador to the UK under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he remained in London until 1957. He belonged to and served on the boards of many charitable organizations.

Private Life

In 1916 Aldrich married Harriet Alexander. His sister Abby Aldrich was the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr..

He was an amateur musician, an artist whose specialty was watercolor seascapes, and a yachtsman who was navigator of the America's Cup defender Enterprise.[2]

Honors

In 1947, he was appointed an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI.[2] This entitled him to use the postnominal letters GBE, but not to the prenominal title "Sir".

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Winthrop W. Aldrich GBE, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom's Timeline

1885
November 2, 1885
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1974
February 25, 1974
Age 88
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