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Winthrop Williams Aldrich (b. November 2, 1885 - d. February 25, 1974) was an American banker and financier, scion of a prominent political family, and U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.


Early years

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


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 U.S. ambassador to Great Britain under President Dwight Eisenhower, and he remained in London until 1957. He belonged to and served on the boards of many charitable organizations.


In 1916 Aldrich married Harriet Alexander.[1] His sister Abby Aldrich was the wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.


  1. ^ Miss Alexander a Bride, The New York Times, December 8, 1916, p. 9

Further reading

Winthrop W. Aldrich: Lawyer, Banker, Diplomat by Arthur M. Johnson. 1968. Harvard University.

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