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Joseph P. Williams
Birth: 1915
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2003
Atlantis
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Bank Card Creator. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania prior to serving as an infantry officer in World War II. Upon discharge, he applied directly to A.J. Giannini, Bank of America's founder, for a job. By mid-1957, he was senior vice president of the bank and leader of a research group assiged the task of creating new banking techniques and products. Despite early failures in devising a bank card, the new devise had features that served as the credit-card standard for decades - the 25 day grace period, an 18 percent interest rate plus the amount that could be charged without the merchant calling the bank for approval. The bank card became a national fixture and finally world wide. It became an instrument accepted by merchants allowing people to roam the world with nothing but a piece of plastic and enabled one to obtain credit with ease.  (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
Note: July 2011: The cemetery manager could find no burial for Joseph Williams at Riverside Memorial Park in Norfolk, Va.
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Family plot
 
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Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield (inacti...
Record added: Dec 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8158776
Joseph P. Williams
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Joseph P. Williams
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