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Walter S. Gifford

AKA Walter Sherman Gifford

Born: 10-Jan-1885
Birthplace: Salem, MA
Died: 7-May-1966
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Middle Patent Rural Cemetery, Bedford, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of AT&T, 1925-48

Father: Nathan Poole Gifford (lumber merchant)
Mother: (teacher, nine children)
Wife: Florence Pitman (div. 1929, two sons)
Son: Walter S. Gifford, Jr. (d. WWII)
Son: Richard Gifford
Wife: Augustine Lloyd Perry (m. 1944)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1902-05)
    Administrator: Trustee, Johns Hopkins University
    Administrator: Trustee, Cooper Union
    Administrator: Advisory Committee, Tuskegee Institute

    US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1950-53)
    AT&T President (1925-48)
    AT&T EVP (1923-25)
    AT&T VP Finance (1919-23)
    AT&T Controller (1918-19)
    US Official Adviser to the Council of National Defense (1916-18)
    AT&T Chief Statistician (1911-16)
    Western Electric Payroll clerk; Efficiency expert (1905-11)
    US Official Director, Organization on Unemployment Relief (1931-32)
    Member of the Board of AT&T Chairman (-1950)
    Member of the Board of First National Bank of New York
    Member of the Board of US Steel
    American Philosophical Society
    American Red Cross Trustee
    Carnegie Institution for Science Trustee
    Community Service Society Chairman of the Board
    English Speaking Union National Board
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Trustee
    National Geographic Society Trustee
    Rockefeller Foundation Trustee


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