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Hugh Bancroft

AKA Hugh Bancroft, Sr.

Born: 13-Sep-1879
Birthplace: Cambridge, MA
Died: 17-Oct-1933
Location of death: Cohasset, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Publisher
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of Dow Jones, 1928-31

Military service: Massachusetts National Guard (staff, 1893-97); Fifth Massachusetts Infantry (Spa

Father: William Amos Bancroft (chairman, Boston Elevated Railway)
Mother: Mary Shaw Bancroft
Wife: Mary A. Cogan Bancroft (m. until her death 29-Oct-1903, one daughter)
Daughter: Mary Badger
Wife: Jane Waldron Wallis Bancroft (step-daughter of Clarence W. Barron, m. 15-Jun-1907)
Daughter: Jessie Bancroft Cox (Dow Jones director, 1970-80; b. 1919, m. William C. Cox, d. 1982)
Son: Hugh Bancroft Jr.
Daughter: Jane Bancroft Cook (Dow Jones director, 1949-85, b. 1912, d. 1-Jul-2002)

    University: BA, Harvard University (1897)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1898)
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School (1901)

    Dow Jones President (1928-31)
    Dow Jones Treasurer (1912-)
    The Wall Street Journal Proprietor (1928-31)
    Barron's Publisher (-1931)
    The Wall Street Journal President, Boston News Bureau (-1931)
    Philadelphia Financial Journal Publisher (-1931)
    Cohasset National Bank President (-1931)
    Member of the Board of Atlantic National Bank of Boston (-1931)
    Massachusetts State Official Chairman, Port of Boston (1911-14)
    Massachusetts State Official District Attorney, Middlesex County (1907-11)
    Massachusetts State Official Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County (1902-06)
    Delta Upsilon Fraternity
    Financial Press Companies of America President (-1931)
    Bancroft Family

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