Winthrop Watson is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. A native of Winston-​Salem, N.C., he comes to Pittsburgh from Hong Kong, where he was a managing director with J.P. Morgan.A graduate of the University of Virginia and Stanford University’s M.B.A. program, Watson and his wife, Signe…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Professionals new to Pittsburgh
My mother and father were immigrants who had a mom-​and-​pop grocery store, and they worked hard. I was an only child — born March 20, 1931 — and, from the beginning, my father told me that I was going to be a doctor.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the author’s own words
If there’s one thread that runs through my life, it’s the importance of mentorship. I was born in 1946, which makes me a baby-​boomer — barely — and grew up in Carrick. Overall, I had a pretty normal upbringing.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Oxford Development
Among the great fortunes of Pittsburgh’s Golden Age (18701910), that of Henry Clay Frick stands third, bested only by Andrew Carnegie and the Mellons. But the extraordinary aspect of the Frick fortune was not its size. Carnegie, Heinz, Mellon and Westinghouse were all entrepreneurs who exercised ultimate control in their operations.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading The story of the toughest — and probably best — CEO Pittsburgh has ever seen
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