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Walter B. Wriston in his early years at First
National City Bank during the 1950s

1888 January 21 Ruth Colton Bigelow [mother] born in Springfield, MA
1889 July 4 Henry Merritt Wriston [father] born in Laramie, WY to Methodist minister, Rev. Henry Lincoln Wriston and Jennie Amalia Atcheson,daughter of a New York ship carpenter
1914 June 6 Henry Merritt Wriston [father] marries Ruth Colton Bigelow [mother]
1919 August 3 Walter Bigelow Wriston born in Middletown, CT
1924-1930   Attends Edison School, Appleton, WI
1930-1933   Attends Roosevelt Junior High School, Appleton, WI
1933-1937   Attends Appleton High School, Appleton, WI
1937-1941   Attends Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT and earns BA with Distinction in History
1941 Summer Attends École Française, Middlebury, VT one year completed
1941-1942   Attends The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts - M.A. (International Law and Diplomacy)
1942 May Officer, Special Division, Dept. of State, Washington, DC (until 1/43)
  October 24 Marries Barbara “Bobby” Swift Brengle
  December Lieutenant, U.S. Army (until 4/46)
1945 May 13 Ruth Colton Bigelow Wriston [mother] dies
1946   Attends Special courses at American Institute of Banking
  June 29 Appointed Citibank Junior Inspector – Comptroller’s Division
1947 June Dr. Henry Merritt Wriston [father] marries Marguerite Woodworth (Peg)
1948 May 7 Appointed Citibank Senior Inspector – Comptroller’s Division
1949 June Appointed to Citibank Domestic Division
1950 October Appointed to Citibank Canadian and Transportation District
  November 9 Appointed Citibank Assistant Cashier
1952 July 1 Appointed Citibank Assistant Vice President
1954 January 1 Appointed to Citibank Transportation District
  December 28

Appointed Citibank Vice President