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Author Topic: WCer John McCloy, representing the Rockefeller family + Dean Mathey Empire Chrmn  (Read 536 times)

Online Tom Scully

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The Chairman: John J McCloy & The Making of the American Establishment
https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1501169173
Kai Bird - 2017 - ‎Biography & Autobiography
In McCloy's case, it was recognized that he ... five-acre lot.37 There was a pool in the backyard which they shared with their neighbors. On one side lived McCloy's old fishing partner Henry Brunie, his wife, and their daughters, who considered McCloy an adopted uncle...







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https://www.nytimes.com/1972/04/17/archives/dean-mathey-8t-banking-official-honorary-chairman-of-bank-of-new.html
DEAN MATHEY, 81, BANKING OFFICIAL
APRIL 17, 1972
Dean Mathey, honorary chairman of the Bank of New York and former tennis star, died yesterday of a stroke in Princeton (N.J.) Hospital. He was 81 years old and lived in Princeton.

Mr. Mathey graduated from the Pingry School and in 1912 from Princeton, where he took part in ice hockey and tennis competitions. In 1910, he and B. N. Dell won the national intercollegiate tennis doubles championship for Princeton and in 1911 he shared that honor with C. T. Butler.

Mr. Mathey defeated William T. (Big Bill) Tilden 2d in 1923 and played mixed doubles with the American women's champions, Mrs. Molla Mallory, Mrs. Helen Wills Moody and Helen Jacobs, and at Wimbledon, England, and with the French women's champion, Suzanne Lenglen.

In World War I, Mr. Mathey served in France as a first lieutenant in the field artillery. After the war he rejoined the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read & Co., of which he became a partner in 1924.

Foreseeing the growth of the oil and natural gas business, Mr. Mathey helped set up the Amerada and the Louisiana Land and Exploration corporations.

He took part, too, in Dillon's decision to finance credit companies through Commericial Investment Trust and Beneficial Industrial Loan, now the Beneficial Corporation, and the motion‐picture industry through Loew's.

In 1945 Mr. Mathey became chairman of the Empire Trust Company and later served as chairman of the executive committee. In 1966, when the concern was merged with the Bank of New York, he was named honorary chairman.

Mr. Mathey was the author of an autobiographical book, “Fifty Years of Wall Street,” and “Men and Gothic Towers.”

An emeritus trustee of Prince:, ton University, Mr. Mathey served as alumni trustee from 1927 to 1931 and had been a charter trustee since 1931. He helped establish an increased endowment for the School of Public and International Affairs as a memorial to President Wilson and helped to build Woodrow Wilson Hall.

He married the former Gertrude Winans in 1927. They had three sons, Dean Winans, Macdonald and David, who survive. After his wife's death, he married Helen N. Behr in 1950. She died in 1965....

A 1966 dated document:


https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=38109&relPageId=2&search=leslie_and%20cogswell


A 1961 dated document.:
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https://paw.princeton.edu/memorial/charles-leslie-rice-jr-?41
Les Rice died Feb. 11, 1997, in Red Bank, N.J.

...Following the war, Dean Mathey '12, Princeton's patron-saint trustee, benefactor, and Wall St. magician, recruited Les as his protege. Having learned much from Mathey at Empire Trust Co., Les set out on his own. He was president and CEO of Gulf States Land & Industries, Inc., working in Texas and living in New Jersey. He retired in 1980 and continued to be active in his Mandan Corp. in Red Bank and in a host of local charities....

Interlock: Art, Conspiracy, and the Shadow Worlds of Mark Lombardi
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Of course, Brunie was best man in John McCloy's 1930 wedding and then McCloy's Fairfield County, CT (Cos Cob, Greenwich) next
door neighbor.
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Offline Michael Clark

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Tom, thanks for the follow-up on this. It is an interesting element to the recent posts to the Veciana thread, and it is interesting on its own. 

 

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