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John J. McCloy

Chase Manhattan Bank

1953 - 1969


Military ServiceArmy
1950 b. 1895
UndergraduateAmherst College
GraduateJD, Harvard University
Born-Died1895 - 1989
BirthplacePennsylvania (PA)
FatherWhite Collar Worker
Era - 1950

McCloy orchestrated the merger between Chase and Manhattan, forming the second largest commercial bank in the United States. Educated as a lawyer, McCloy was very active and successful in a variety of fields. He pursued private law, served as an advisor to the Secretary of War and President Kennedy, was appointed U.S. High Commissioner for Germany and president of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (later the World Bank).