William Henry DRAPER, JR.

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American politician, World Wars & Contemporary Wars

AmericanBorn William Henry DRAPER

U.S. army officer, banker, and diplomat

Born on August 10, 1894 in Harlem, Manhattan New York, USA , United States

Died on December 26, 1974

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Draper was born in Harlem, New York City, the son of Mary Emma (née Carey) and William Henry Draper. He received a B.A. and M.A. in economics at New York University. He joined the United States Army soon after finishing college and served during World War I as a major in the infantry. After the war he stayed in the Army Reserves working his way up to chief of staff of the 77th Division (1936–1940), while going to work in New York City for National City Bank (1919–1921), Bankers Trust Company (1923–1927), and then Dillon, Read & Co. (1927–1953). In 1937, he was made a vice president of Dillon Read, an investment bank that had promoted the bonds of the Soviet Union after its recognition by the US Government in 1933. Dillon Read also underwrote millions of dollars worth of German industrial bonds in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s.

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