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William Griffin Morrel Jr., banker who established Maryland National Bank's international operations, dies

William Griffin Morrel Jr., banker who established Maryland National Bank's international operations, dies

William Griffin Morrel Jr., a banker who established the old Maryland National Bank’s international operations, a division that grew to a more than $2 billion enterprise with major business centers abroad, died of pneumonia on Wednesday surrounded by family at Blakehurst, a retirement community in Towson.

The longtime Roland Park resident, known as “Grif,” was 84.

Born in Lynchburg, Va., Mr. Morrel was the son of William Griffin Morrel, a telephone company executive, and Virginia Louise Baldwin Morrel, a homemaker.

He graduated from the Gilman School in 1951 and went on to earn degrees from Yale University and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University....

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