Lewis Thompson Preston Sr.

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(sportsman)
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A young Lewis Thompson Preston
Born27 Nov 1899
Colorado Springs
Died9 Feb 1937 (Age 37)
New York, USA
Alma materHarvard
Parents • Ralph Julius Preston
• Elizabeth Thompson
Children • Lewis Thompson Preston
• William Preston
Spouse • Priscilla Baldwin
• Eppes Hawes
US establishment, father of Lewis Thompson Preston who went on to be President of the World Bank Group.

Lewis Thompson Preston Sr. was father of Lewis Thompson Preston who went on to be President of the World Bank Group.

Background

Lewis Thompson Preston Sr. was born in 27 Nov 1899 and grew up in Monmouth, New Jersey. His uncle was head of the house in which he grew up with his parents until at least 1920. In 1925 he married Priscilla Baldwin. His brother William had married Priscilla's twin sister Fanny.[1] Both these marriages ended in divorce, and the twin sisters later married brothers from the Morgan family.[2]

Activities

He attended Harvard and graduated in 1924. His New York Times obituary describes him as a "sportsman", but notes his connections to the US establishment, such as that he once accompanied Kermit Roosevelt (presumably "Sr.") on a round the world hunting trip. In 1933, he won medal honours in the qualifying round of the 38th annual Southern Cross golf tournament. He was also a keen tennis player.

Family

In 1925 he married Priscilla Baldwin, son of Joseph Clark Baldwin Jr. with whom he had Lewis Thompson Preston. Ushers at the wedding included included Thomas Morrison Carnegie Jr., Joseh Harriman Jr., Thomas N. McCarter Jr. and Langdon W. Post.[3] Then he divorced her and married Miss Eppes Hawes, daughter of Senator Harry B. Hawes of Missouri, but later divorced her.[4]

Death

He died in the Doctors Hospital on 9 Feb 1937, a week after an operation carried out after 18 months of illness. The "honorary pallbearers" were Thomas M. Carnegie Jr., Rodman Wanamaker, Charles A. Clark, Charles Lee, Duncan Thayer and Duncan Ellsworth.[4]

Relatives

Lewis Thompson Preston Sr. was father of Lewis Thompson Preston who went on to be President of the World Bank Group.[5]


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