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Owen Cates Torrey

Owen Cates Torrey, American insurance executive. Served as Second lieutenant, Military Aeronautics, A.S., 1917-1918.; Member American Bureau Shipping (member board of managers), American Institute Marine Underwriters (president, director), Association Marine Underwriters of the United States, Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

  • Torrey, Owen Cates was born on June 13, 1889 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States. Son of Walter Taylor and Emma Rebekah (Haynes) Torrey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Cornell, 1911.

    Career

    • 2 sons, Owen, Thomas. With South Texas Commercial National Bank, Houston, 1911-1912, F. Herrmann & Company, and successor firm O.G. Orr & Company, marine insurance underwriting, New York City, 1912-1917. Joined Marine Office of America, 1919, assistant general manager, 1928-1944, general manager from 1944.

      Co-director Associate Aviation Underwriters. Vice president United States Protection & Indemnity Agency, Inc. President South Dakot McComb & Company, Inc.

      1st vice-president, director New York Board Underwriters (all New York C.).

    Membership

    Served as Second lieutenant, Military Aeronautics, A.S., 1917-1918. Member American Bureau Shipping (member board of managers), American Institute Marine Underwriters (president, director), Association Marine Underwriters of the United States, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: India House, University (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Emily Gertrude McChesney, March 4, 1920.
    • father: Walter Taylor Torrey
    • mother: Emma Rebekah (Haynes) Torrey
    • spouse: Emily Gertrude McChesney
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