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Charles K. Gifford

Born: 8-Nov-1942
Birthplace: Providence, RI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bank of America Chairman, 2004-05

At age 13 he was rescued from the Andrea Doria with his wealthy parents as the luxury liner capsized and sank on 26 July 1956 near Nantucket, Massachusetts.

As CEO of Bank of Boston, negotiated merger with Bay Bank. As CEO of the newly-merged BankBoston, negotiated merger with Fleet Financial Group. As CEO of the merged entity Fleet Boston, negotiated the bank's sale to Bank of America, where he later chaired the Board of Directors.

Father: Clarence H. Gifford (banking executive, b. 1913, d. 2004)
Mother: Priscilla Kilvert Gifford (m. 1937)
Sister: Bambi Gifford Mleczko
Brother: Dun Gifford
Brother: Jock Gifford
Wife: Anne Dewing (m. 1964, four children)

    University: BA History, Princeton University (1964)

    Fleet Boston CEO (2001-04)
    Fleet Boston COO (1999-2001)
    Fleet Boston President (1999-2002)
    BankBoston CEO (1995-99)
    BankBoston President (1995-96)
    Bank of Boston President (1995)
    Bank of Boston CEO (1993-95)
    Bank of Boston President (1989-95)
    Bank of Boston Executive positions up to VP (1967-87)
    Bank of Boston Loan Officer (1966)
    Chase Manhattan Bank (1964-66)
    Member of the Board of BankBoston (as Chairman, 1996-99)
    Member of the Board of Bank of America (2004-, as Chairman 2004-05)
    Member of the Board of CBS
    Member of the Board of Fleet Boston (as Chairman, 2002-04)
    Member of the Board of Massachusetts Mutual Life
    Member of the Board of NSTAR
    Biden for President
    Bill Bradley for President
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Board
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Board
    Democratic National Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Kerry Victory 2004
    McCain 2000
    Obama for America
    United Way Boston

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