Commercial Bank of New York elected Samuel F. Chevalier to its board of directors.

Mr. Chevalier, 62, had retired in January as vice chairman and director of Bank of New York Co. He was president of Irving Bank when it was acquired by Bank of New York in 1989.

Mr. Chevalier joined Irving Trust in 1960 and rose to vice president of Irving Bank Corp. in 1975.

Commercial Bank of New York provides retail and private banking services to domestic and international clients. It has a main office and five branches in Manhattan, as well as representative offices in Latin America and a loan production and trust office in Miami.

Its commercial banking business concentrates on small and medium-size businesses in the New York area.

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