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Walter B. Wriston

AKA Walter Bigelow Wriston

Born: 3-Aug-1919
Birthplace: Middletown, CT
Died: 19-Jan-2005
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Citibank, 1967-84

Military service: US Army Signal Corps (WWII, Lt.)


[1] New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Manhattan, NY.

Father: Henry M. Wriston (President of Brown University, b. 4-Jul-1889, d. 7-Mar-1978)
Mother: Ruth Colton Bigelow (chemistry teacher)
Wife: Barbara Brengle (m. 1942, d. 1966, one daughter)
Daughter: Catherine
Wife: Kathryn D. Wriston (attorney, m. 1968)

    University: BA, Wesleyan University (1941)
    University: MA, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1942)

    Citibank CEO (1967-84)
    Citibank President (1967-70)
    Citibank EVP (1960-67)
    Citibank VP (1954-60)
    First National City Bank
    Member of the Board of Citibank (as Chairman, 1970-84)
    Member of the Board of General Electric
    Member of the Board of ICOS
    Member of the Board of Pfizer
    Member of the Board of Sequoia Ventures, Inc.
    Member of the Board of Tandem Computers
    Member of the Board of United Meridian Corporation
    American Enterprise Institute Trustee
    Business Roundtable Past Co-Chairman
    The Business Council Past Chairman
    Club for Growth
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Trustee
    RAND Corporation Trustee (1973-83)
    Eagle Scout
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 23-Jun-2004

Author of books:
Risk and Other Four-Letter Words (1976, essays)
The Twilight of Sovereignty: How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our World (1992)


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