George Champion, chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank from 1961 to 1969, died Tuesday at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 93.

He began his 43-year banking career in 1926 with National Bank of Commerce in New York and in 1929 joined Equitable Trust Co. In 1930, when Equitable Trust merged with Chase National Bank, he became assistant cashier. He left the bank a year later to become vice president of Canal Bank and Trust Co., New Orleans, returning to Chase in 1933 as second vice president.

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