Davison, Henry Pomeroy, 1867-1922

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Henry Pomeroy Davison was born on June 12, 1867 in Troy, Pennsylvania, son of George B. and Henrietta Davison. After completing his education he became a bookkeeper in a bank managed by one of his relatives, and at age 21 he gained employment at a bank in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the hometown of his wife Kate Trubee. Three years later he moved to New York City where he was employed by the Astor Place Bank, and sometime later became president of the Liberty National Bank. Several years later he was involved in the founding and formation of the Bankers Trust Company. In 1909 he became a senior partner at JP Morgan & Company, and in 1910 he was a participant in the secretive meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia that may have led to the creation of the Federal Reserve and has generated much speculation over the years. With the entry of the United States in World War I in 1917, he was named Chairman of the War Council of the American Red Cross. In this capacity, he led a campaign to win financial support for the Red Cross, quickly earning four million dollars used to fund Red Cross ambulances. After the end of the war, he pressed for the creation of an international organization to coordinate the work of the different national Red Cross societies. Based on his recommendations, the League of Red Cross Societies was founded on May 15, 1919 by the societies of Great Britain, France, Japan, Italy, and the United States. In 1919, he also published a book, The American Red Cross in the Great War, describing the wartime activities of the Red Cross. Davison was chairman of the league until his death in 1922. He died on May 6, 1922 in Locust Valley, New York.

From the description of Davison, Henry Pomeroy, 1867-1922 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10610293

Son of J.W. Davison.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 5 March 1894 and [19 March] 1904, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1894 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565464

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referencedIn Mary Harriman Memorial Library collection, [ca. 1881]-1983. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Davison, Henry Pomeroy, 1867-1922. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 5 March 1894 and [19 March] 1904, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1894 Mar. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn [Davison Family Collection]. Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Pritzker Military Library
referencedIn Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Records Relating to Henry P. Davison
creatorOf Gregg, Amy, fl. 1784. A choice collection of experemental receipts for pickling, cookery, &c. : autograph manuscript, [1784] / written and transcribed for Mrs. Amy Gregg. Gent. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Records of the American National Red Cross. 1881 - 2008. Official Administrative Documents
referencedIn Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948. Papers, 1894-1948 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers, 1887-1978, 1887-1926 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Francis B. (Francis Butler) Loomis Papers : microfilm, 1897-1939 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Elmhirst, Dorothy Whitney Straight, 1887-1968. Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers, 1887-1978, 1887-1926 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Francis B. (Francis Butler) Loomis Papers, 1897-1939 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915. Nelson Aldrich microfilm collection, 1777-1930 (bulk 1879-1915) [microform]. Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, Phillips Memorial Library
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