Ralph Reed (American Express)

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Ralph Thomas Reed (1889–1968)[1] was the CEO of American Express in 1957. He was the person who made the decision to create the American Express charge card, first issued in 1958.

Business positions
Preceded by
CEO of American Express
Succeeded by
Howard L. Clark Sr.


  1. ^ Peter Z. Grossman, American Express: The People Who Built the Great Financial Empire, 1987