The Wriston Family
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|From Left to Right: Thomas Creamer (Citicorp/Citigroup),
Walter B. Wriston (Citicorp/Citigroup), and Reverend Ralph E. Peterson
(St. Peter's Church) at the groundbreaking for Citicorp Center, 1972
The timeline contains information from 1888-2005. It consists of pertinent dates from Walter B. Wriston’s personal and professional lives.
This section contains information of Walter B. Wriston’s family and early life from 1888-1954; such as the schools he attended, the birth dates of family members, and the start of his career at Citibank/Citicorp. On 28 December 1954, he is appointed Vice President of Citibank.
This section outlines Walter B. Wriston's life from 1955-1966. During this time, he joins a number of boards, directorships, and committees. On 1 October 1963, he became a member of President John F. Kennedy's Task Force on International Investment.
During 1967-1970, he continues joining boards, directorships, and committees. He marries Kathryn Dineen on 14 March 1968. He also joins other presidential and state organizations. On 1 May 1970, he is appointed Chairman of Citibank/Citicorp.
From 1971-1974, Mr. Wriston receives awards and honorary degrees as well as continues his enrollment in professional, civic, and federal organizations. On 30 September 1974, Mr. Wriston joins President Gerald Ford's White House Labor Management Committee.
In 1975-1984, he receives honorary degrees from New York University and Lafayette College. On 30 September 1980, he joins President Ronald Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board. Then after more than three decades at Citibank/Citicorp, Mr. Wriston retires on 1 September 1984.
From 1985-2005, Mr. Wriston continues his board, directorship, and committee affiliations. He published a compilation of his speeches, "Risk and Other Four-Letter Words" in 1986. In September 1992, he published another compilation called "The Twilight of Sovereignty: How the Information Revolution is Transforming our World." Shortly after winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom award, Mr. Wriston passed away on 19 January 2005.