Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report:  August 19, 2002

                            State Street Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    Massachusetts                    0-5108                     04-2456637
(State of Incorporation)    (Commission File Number)          (IRS Employer
                                                          Identification Number)

        225 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts            02110
         (Address of principal executive offices)           (Zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (617) 786-3000

Item 5.  Other Events.

         On August 19, 2002, Registrant issued a clarifying press release
regarding its policy on disclosure of possible transactions.

         The press release issued by Registrant in connection with the
announcement is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (c)  Exhibits.

              99.1     Form of press release dated August 19, 2002


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                   STATE STREET CORPORATION

                                   /s/ Maureen Scannell Bateman
                                   Name:  Maureen Scannell Bateman
                                   Title: Executive Vice President

Date: August 19, 2002

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

    99.1      Form of press release dated August 19, 2002