logo logo

Lee Hillis Idleman

Lee Hillis Idleman, American investment company executive. Chartered financial analyst. Named One of Top Five Wall St. Research Directors, Institutional Investor, 1984.


  • Idleman, Lee Hillis was born on June 13, 1933 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Holland Beecher and Marion (Cox) Idleman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Finance, Bucknell University, 1954.


    • Vice president, research analyst Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, New York City, 1957-1969. Executive vice president, director research Dean Witter Reynolds, 1969-1984. Partner, director research pension fund portfolio manager Neuberger and Berman, from 1984.

      Guest appearances on Today Show, Wall Street Week, Finance News Network, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, others.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered financial analyst.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals and newspapers.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Trustee Bucknell University, since 1980, chairman finance committee, 1986-1988, vice-chairman board trustees, 1988-1990, chairman, since 1990. Trustee Kappa Delta Rho Foundation, 1989-1995. With United States Army, 1954-1956.

    Member New York Society Security Analysts, Institute Chartered Finance Analysts, New York Stock Exchange (allied), Delta Mu Delta, Kappa Delta Rho (ordo honorary). Clubs: Williams (New York City). Noe Pond (Chatham, New Jersey).

    Bison (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) (executive committee since 1988).



    Travel, bridge, reading, civil war history.


    • Married Sue Ann O'Connor, May 7, 1960. Children: Douglas Lee, Christopher Holland, Scott Clark.
    • father: Holland Beecher Idleman
    • mother: Marion (Cox) Idleman
    • spouse: Sue Ann O'Connor
    • children: Douglas Lee Idleman
    • Christopher Holland Idleman
    • Scott Clark Idleman
    See on larger map
    Died June 26, 2006
    (aged 73)
    • 1954
      Bucknell University
    • 1957 - 1969
      Vice president, Merrill Lynch
      Pierce, Nebraska, United States
    • 1957 - 1969
      research analyst, Merrill Lynch
      Pierce, Nebraska, United States
    • 1969 - 1984
      executive, research Dean Witter Reynolds
    • 1969 - 1984
      director, research Dean Witter Reynolds