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Jess Lawrence Belser

Jess Lawrence Belser, American banker. Vice chairman World Wildlife Fund, 1980-1981; member visiting committee Metropolitan Museum Art, 1979-1983. Served with United States Army, 1943-1946. Member American Society Metals.

Background

  • Belser, Jess Lawrence was born on November 18, 1924 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis and Mina (Kahane) Belser.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952. Postgraduate in advanced management program, Harvard University, 1968.

    Career

    • Manager plant Continental Can Company, 1963-1965, general manager engineering, 1965-1970, general manager division, 1970-1971, vice president division, 1971-1973, vice president group, 1973-1975. Executive vice president The Continental Group, Stamford, Connecticut, 1975-1984. Chief executive officer Jessler Corporation, New York City, 1984-1985.

      President and chief executive officer Rothschild Ventures Inc., since 1985. Managing director Rothschild, Inc., consultant 1984-1985.

    Membership

    Vice chairman World Wildlife Fund, 1980-1981. Member visiting committee Metropolitan Museum Art, 1979-1983. Served with United States Army, 1943-1946.

    Member American Society Metals. Clubs: Economics (New York City), Union League (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Helena Furst, June 18, 1948. Children: Steven Michael, Mark David, Douglas Stewart, Ann Leslie.
    • father: Louis Belser
    • mother: Mina (Kahane) Belser
    • spouse: Charlotte Helena Furst
    • children: Steven Michael Belser
    • Mark David Belser
    • Douglas Stewart Belser
    • Ann Leslie Belser
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    Born November 18, 1924
    Nationality
    • 1952
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1968
      Harvard University
    • 1975 - 1984
      executive, vice president The Continental Group
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      chief executive, officer Jessler Corporation
    • 1985
      president, and chief executive officer Rothschild Ventures Incorporated
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