Lewis Thompson Preston

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Lewis Thompson Preston (August 5, 1926 in New York – May 4, 1995 in Washington, D.C) was a U.S. banker. He was President of the World Bank from September 1991 until his death in May 1995.

After service in the US Marines during World War II, he graduated from Harvard with a degree in history. He then worked at J. P. Morgan, where he became a board member and then CEO in 1980.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Barber B. Conable
President of the World Bank
1991–1995
Succeeded by
James Wolfensohn