Warren Randolph Burgess

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Warren Randolph Burgess (May 7, 1889 – September 16, 1978) was an American banker and diplomat who served as ambassador to NATO from 1957 to 1961.

Burgess was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He attended Brown University and joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.[1]

He became a prominent banker in New York City. He was elected President of the American Banker's Association until 1945 when he was succeeded by Frank C. Rathje. In 1930 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[2] Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Burgess deputy to the United States Secretary of the Treasury in 1953 and Burgess settled in Washington. In 1954 he became Undersecretary of the Treasury. After his first wife, Dr. May Ayres Burgess, a statistician and mother of their two sons, Leonard and Julian, died in 1953, he married Helen Morgan Hamilton, granddaughter of banker J.P. Morgan and widow of Arthur Hale Woods in 1955. During the war, she served in the Women's Army Corp, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel.


  1. ^ Young, Ralph A. Warren Randolph Burgess, 1889–1978. The American Statistician, Vol. 33, No. 3 (Aug., 1979), p. 136
  2. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.

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