Fonds - Personal Papers of James H. Jennings

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Personal Papers of James H. Jennings


  • March 27, 1975 - December 21, 1987 (Creation)

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0.47 linear feet of textual records

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Biographical history

James (Jim) H. Jennings was born on November 4, 1928 in the state of Tennessee, USA. After serving in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948, Jennings graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1952 with a BA in Economics. Prior to his employment at the World Bank Group he worked as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch.

Jennings joined the World Bank in 1963 as a financial analyst in the Industry Division of the Technical Operations Department (TOD). He maintained the position of financial analyst in various project and sector departments through June 1976:

? Projects Department, Water Supply Division (PRJWS,1965 - 1966)

? Projects Department, Public Utilities Division (PRJPU, 1967 - 1968)

? Public Utilities Projects Department - Water Supply Division (PBP, 1969); and

? Public Utilities Projects Department - Office of the Director (PBPDR, (1969 - 1975).

From 1976 to October 1980, Jennings served as assistant director in the Personnel Management Division (PMD).

In October 1980, Jennings moved to a regionaloperations unit for the first time when he joined the Latin America and Caribbean Projects Department (LCP) as the assistant director. LCP was responsible for the regional vice presidency's sector departments. In this role, Jennings oversaw the work of the region's transportation and energy sector staff and supported LCP Director S. M. L. van der Meer.

In July 1987, Jennings was named director of the Loan and Trust Funds Department (LOA) in the Office of the Vice President and Controller (VPCTR). He served in this position through January 1991 at which point he retired from the World Bank Group.

Jennings died on October 10, 2015 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Archival history

Mr. Jennings removed records from World Bank Group (WBG) custody to his residence during or at the conclusion of his employment. Following his passing, Mr. Jennings? widow Odile Jennings transferred the records to the WBG Archives.

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Fonds contains records relating to the career of James H. Jennings at the World Bank Group. While records relate to various periods of his employment at the Bank Group and the different units he worked in, they are not comprehensive. Records relate to two studies he participated in towards the end of his tenure as a financial analyst in the Public Utilities Projects Department (PBP) in 1975-76 and his work in the Latin America Projects Department (LCP) in 1984 and Loan and Trust Funds Department (LOA) in 1987.

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No accruals are expected.

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Records are subject to the World Bank Access to Information Policy.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

2 August 2022




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