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CodeDS/UK/122
SurnameBolton
ForenamesGeorge Lewis French
PreTitleSir
TitleKnight
Dates1900 - 1982
EpithetAdviser to the Governors (1941 - 1948); Executive Director (1948 - 1957)
ActivityBolton was educated at Leyton County High School and then worked at Helbert Wagg from 1920 to 1933. He joined the Bank in 1933 and was Deputy Principal and then Principal in the Foreign Exchange Section. In 1941 Bolton was made an Adviser to the Governors, and he became an Executive Director in 1948. During this period (1946 - 1952) he was also the UK Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Alternate Governor (1952 - 1957). Bolton left the Bank in 1957 to be Chairman of the Bank of London and South America (BOLSA), from where he played an important part in the development of the eurodollar market. He remained as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank from 1957 to 1968.
SourceOxford Dictionary of National Biography

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