Gouverneur Cadwalader, Jr

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Gouverneur Cadwalader, Jr

  • Birth 11 May 1924 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 28 Jun 2006 Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot The Drexel Family Plot in front of the Francis M. Drexel mausoleum.
  • Memorial ID 14844671

Banker. World War II Soldier. Korean War Soldier. He attended Chestnut Hill Academy and St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island, before joining the Marine Corps and serving in the Pacific during World War II. He also fought in the Korean Conflict. He worked for Fidelity Bank for 40 years before retiring as an executive in 1986. He loved horses, farming, and sailing. Cadwalader was a grandson of Anthony Joseph Drexel, financier and founder of Drexel University; nephew of Saint Katharine Drexel; and great-great-grandson of Colonel Lambert Cadwalader, an officer in the American Revolution who represented New Jersey at the Continental Congress. His son Anthony J. Drexel Cadwalader described him as "a true, old-school Philadelphia gentleman" who loved the city and its culture, and his Chester County farm, where he enthusiastically tended the animals, mended fences, and cut the fields on his 1946 tractor. "He loved farm life," said his son, who added that his father just recently had helped him dig fence-post holes at the farm.Mr. Cadwalader was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Philadelphia Club, State of the Schuylkill, the Brook Club, and American Legion Post 491 in Kennett Square. He was a former treasurer of the Bryn Mawr Hound Show and the American Legion, and a vestry member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Kennett Square. He was married to Joan Hayden.


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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 6 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14844671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gouverneur Cadwalader, Jr (11 May 1924–28 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14844671, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .