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1955 Horatio Alger Award Winner

Percy J. Ebbot*

Vice Chairman
Chase Manhattan Bank of New York

"Put one foot in front of the other until you reach your desired destination."

Percy Ebbot put himself though Oberlin College. After graduating, he worked as a special agent for Hudson Underwriters, earning a small weekly stipend. Shortly thereafter, he became assistant cashier at the National Park Bank of New York. He served in the Army Air Force during World War I, then returned to banking, working his way to vice president of the Seaboard National Bank, which after mergers became the Chase National Bank. He was appointed senior vice president, then president and director. He became vice chairman of the board of directors of the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1955.

* Deceased