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Institute for Family Culture

Gretchen Krueger

Senior Historian

Gretchen Krueger

Dr. Gretchen Krueger is senior vice president and senior historian in the Wells Fargo Family and Business History Center. Gretchen joined Wells Fargo in 2006, bringing expertise in historical research and storytelling to the history team.

As a member of the Family and Business History Center, Gretchen helps families of wealth discover, interpret, preserve, and share their family history for the benefit of future generations. She has a particular interest in using history to inform conversations about educating heirs, enhancing family and business transitions, and creating a meaningful legacy. Gretchen also focuses on the role of women in perpetuating and preserving family history and life stories. 

Gretchen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University and her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in the History of Medicine and Science at Yale University. To complete her training, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2008, Gretchen published Hope and Suffering: Children, Cancer, and the Paradox of Experimental Medicine (Johns Hopkins Press), a history of young patients and their caregivers.

Gretchen recently relocated to New York City where she lives with her husband and two children.

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