Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame

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William  Eagleson, Jr

class of 1943
inducted in 1981

William Eagleson, Jr

Chairman of the Board
Girard Bank of
Philadelphia

A 1943 CHS graduate, Eagleson earned a B.S. degree with honors from Lehigh University in 1949. In 1951 he received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His affiliation with Girard Bank started in 1951, after a stint with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He worked in the investment division of the trust department at the bank, and was appointed an officer in 1955. In 1961 he was appointed vice-president with responsibility for the bank's investment and loan policies. He became head of the banking department in 1966, executive vice-president in 1967, director in 1969, president in 1971, and chairman of the board and president in 1974.

He is a trustee and/or director of numerous other organizations, including, among others: General Accident, Fire and Life Assurance; Anchor Hocking Corporation; Pennwalt Corporation; Greater Philadelphia Partnership; Philadelphia Port Corporation, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Lehigh University and the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Eagleson serves as Chairman of the Private Industry Council of
Philadelphia and Regional Director of the National Alliance of Business.

He, his wife and two children reside in
Malvern, Pennsylvania. He is an avid boating and tennis enthusiast.