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William B. Harrison, Jr.
Mr. Harrison is Chairman of the Board of JPMorgan Chase, which merged with Bank One Corporation on July 1, 2004. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase from November 30, 2001 to December 31, 2005. Previously, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase since January 1, 2001. Prior to the merger with J.P. Morgan & Co., Incorporated, Mr. Harrison was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Chase Manhattan Corporation, a position he held since January 1, 2000. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Chase on June 1, 1999. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman at Chase, responsible for all wholesale banking operations, including investment banking, capital markets and private equity businesses. He had those same responsibilities at the Chemical Bank, prior to its merger with Chase in 1996.

Mr. Harrison joined Chemical in 1967. In 1976, he was appointed to District Head of the Western Region based in San Francisco. In 1978, he moved to London to take responsibility for the bank's U.K. business and in 1982 was promoted to Division Head of Europe. He returned to the U.S. in 1983 to run the U.S. Corporate Division and in 1986 was put in charge of  the bank's global Banking and Corporate Finance group. He was named a Vice Chairman of Chemical in August 1990.

Mr. Harrison is a director of Merck & Co., Inc., and a director of Cousins Properties, Inc. He is a member of The Business Council, The Financial Services Forum, and The Financial Services Roundtable.
He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., the Board of Directors for Catalyst, and a member of the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City and a member of the Board of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. Mr. Harrison, who was born in 1943 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, received an A.B. degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the Harvard
Business School's International Senior Management Programme in Switzerland.

Mr. Harrison and his wife, Anne, have two daughters.