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Seymour Parker Gilbert

Seymour Parker Gilbert
Photo from 1931
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
In office
June 1920 – June 1921
Preceded by Russell Cornell Leffingwell
Under Secretary of the Treasury
In office
June 1921 – 1923
Agent General of Reparations
In office
October 1924 – May 1930
Personal details
Born (1892-10-13)October 13, 1892
Bloomfield
Died February 23, 1938(1938-02-23) (aged 45)
New York City

Seymour Parker Gilbert (October 13, 1892 - February 23, 1938) was an American lawyer, banker, politician and diplomat. He is chiefly known for being Agent General for Reparations to Germany, from October 1924 to May 1930. Afterwards, in 1931, he became an associate at J. P. Morgan. He died at age 45, from a heart attack. His son S. Parker Gilbert, born 1934, was chairman of Morgan Stanley during the 1980s.

Parker Gilbert was educated at Rutgers College, and received a L.L.B. from Harvard Law School. At age 27, he was offered a cabinet post in the Wilson Administration, as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and continued to serve in the Harding Administration. In 1924, he was appointed Agent General for Reparations by the Allied Reparations Commission, succeeding the temporary Owen D. Young. In that capacity, he was responsible for the execution of the Dawes Plan. Under the Young Plan, the Bank for International Settlements was created, nullifying the position of Parker Gilbert.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gen. Wu Pei-fu
Cover of Time Magazine
15 September 1924
Succeeded by
Leo H. Baekeland

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