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Frederic Marshall Peirce

Frederic Marshall Peirce, American insurance company executive. Member president’s council St. Saint Louis University; Member Newcomen Society North America, Life Underwriters Association St. Louis.


  • Peirce, Frederic Marshall was born on January 23, 1910 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edwin W. and Frances (Quick) Peirce.

  • Education

    • Student of University Omaha. 1927-1929.


    • Cashier, agent, supervisor Nebraska general agency John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Omaha, 1937-1940. Assistant secretary Capitol Life Insurance Company of Denver 1944-1945, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, 1945-1947. Senior management consultant Life Insurance Agency Management Association, Hartford, Connecticut, 1947, assistant director charge company consultations, 1948, associate director company relations div., 1949-1953, assistant to managing director, 1954-1956, director institutional relations, 1956, managing director, 1956-1958.

      President General American Life Insurance Company, St. Louis. 1958-1969, chief exec, officer, 1965-1973, Chairman of the Board, 1969-1974, chairman of the executive committee, 1973-1974, also director. Chairman of the Board, federal research agent Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 8th Federal Reserve District, 1966-1974.

      Director Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Alton Box Board Company, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation Vice president, member Executive Board St. Louis area council Boy Scouts American. President Civic Progress, Inc., 1967-1969. Metropolitan chairman National Alliance of Businessmen, 1968.


    • Contributing author Life and Health Insurance Handbook, 1964. Life Insurance Sales Management Handbook, 1971.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member president’s council St. Saint Louis University. Member Newcomen Society North America, Life Underwriters Association St. Louis. Clubs: Bellerive Country, Noonday, Ambassador, Missouri Athletic, Advertising, Round Table, Bogey, Racquet, Media, St. Louis, Stadium (St. Louis).


    • Married Virginia Jay, May 13, 1933. Children: Barbara (Mistress.
    • father: Edwin W. Peirce
    • mother: Frances (Quick) Peirce
    • spouse: Virginia Jay
    • child: Barbara (Mrs Peirce
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    Died March 13, 1974
    (aged 64)