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Morris Felton La Croix

Morris Felton La Croix, American investment banker. Served as major engineer, United States Army with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919; Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Association Petroleum Geolgs., Society American Military Engineers, American Geography Society, American Legion.

Background

  • Croix, Morris Felton La was born on March 15, 1888 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Wilton and Edith Lee (Morris) L.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1910. Mechanical Engineering, 1911. E.D. (honorary), Michigan College Mining and Technology, 1954.

    Career

    • Mining engineer with the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Ishpeming, Michigan, 1911-1916. Mining and investment banking since 1919, as partner firm Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis. Chairman board directors General Telephone Corporation.

      President and director Copper Range Company, Big Sandy Company, White Pine Copper Company, Copper Range R.R. Vice-president, director Sunflower Petroleum Products. Director Crown Cork International Company, International T. & T. Corporation.

      Trustee Crocker, Burbank & Company, Association. Also director and trustee various other corporations and trusts. Trustee Smith College, Belmont (Mass) Hill School, Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Free Hospital for Women, Boston, Museum of Science, Boston, Sarah Sargent Paine Memorial Library, Painesdale, Michigan.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served as major engineer, United States Army with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Association Petroleum Geolgs., Society American Military Engineers, American Geography Society, American Legion. Clubs: Harvard (Boston).

    Connections

    • Married Esther Humphrye Paine, October 4, 1919. Children: William Paine (deceased), Ruth Ward (Mistress.
    • father: Edward Wilton L.
    • mother: Edith Lee (Morris) L.
    • spouse: Esther Humphrye Paine
    • children: William Paine Croix (deceased)
    • Ruth Ward (Mrs Croix
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    Died July 28, 1955
    (aged 67)
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