Willard C. Butcher, fully Willard Carlisle Butcher

Willard C.
Butcher, fully Willard Carlisle Butcher
1926
2012

American Businessman, Chairman and CEO of The Chase Manhattan Bank

Author Quotes

I believe that there is a place for the arts--music, dance,
drawing, painting, writing--in the school curriculum. In
the elementary grades, the arts are a valuable component
in broadening a child's mind and talents. In secondary
school, the arts provide a sense of history, connecting the
past to the present. When a student reaches college, a
liberal arts education teaches not just clear but creative,
innovative thinking. That's the kind of individual I'm
interested in recruiting for Chase: one who can think
conceptually, write well and--perhaps most importantly--
bring a creative outlook to the conference-room table.

High premiums are being paid today not particularly for quality service or long-term building of a business but rather for making money quickly, getting rich, and getting out. And that's wrong.

A lot of these ‘leveragers’ and ‘greenmailers’ are undermining the fundamental structure of our economy. Other than maximizing short-term profits for the speculators, these activities don’t add any intrinsic wealth to the country.

Business leaders today can’t shrink from their obligation to set a moral example.

Author Picture
First Name
Willard C.
Last Name
Butcher, fully Willard Carlisle Butcher
Birth Date
1926
Death Date
2012
Bio

American Businessman, Chairman and CEO of The Chase Manhattan Bank