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George E. McCown

George E. McCown, American venture banking company executive.

Background

  • McCown, George E. was born on July 1, 1935 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Floyd Conly and Ada Elizabeth (Stephens) McCown.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1957. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1962.

    Career

    • Associate American Research and Development Corporation, 1962-1963. From assistant to the president to senior vice president Boise (Idaho) Cascade, 1963-1980. President Boise Cascase Home & Land Corporation, 1974-1980.

      Chairman Sequoia Corporation, Boise, since 1981. Co-founder, managing general partner McCown De Leeuw & Company, Foster City, California, since 1984. Chairman board Business Service Management West Corporation, Vans, Inc.

      Board directors Specialty Paperboard Inc., Fitness Holding Inc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Trustee Stanford University, chairman finance committee and investment policy subcommittee, 1980-1985. Director Packard Childrens Hospital Center Economic Policy Research, Stanford. TrusteeNeuva Learning Center, Pacific Crest Outward Bound School.

    Chairman board governors Wyoming Centennial Everest Expedition. Member, past chairman policy advisory board Harvard Joint Center Housing Studies, Center Real Estate and Urban Economics, University California Berkeley. Chairman World Business Academy.

    Overseer Hoover Institute War, Revolution and Peace. Captain United States Air Force, 1957-1960. Member Harvard Business Association Northern California (chairman), Chief Executives Organization, World President Organization, Explorers Club, Business Executives National Security, Bohemian Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Classical piano, mountain climbing, adventure travel, aviation, tennis, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Stone, March 22, 1986. Children: Taryn, Daniel, David. Stepchildren: Bryan, Norman, Mark, Amy.
    • father: Floyd Conly McCown
    • mother: Ada Elizabeth (Stephens) McCown
    • spouse: Karen Stone
    • children: Taryn McCown
    • Daniel McCown
    • David McCown
    • Bryan McCown
    • Norman McCown
    • Mark McCown
    • Amy McCown
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    Nationality
    • 1957
      Stanford University
    • 1962
      Harvard University
    • 1962 - 1963
      Associate, American Research & Development Corporation
    • 1963 - 1980
      from assistant, to the president to senior vice president Boise (Idaho) Cascade
    • 1974 - 1980
      president, Boise Cascase Home & Land Corporation
    • 1981
      chairman, Sequoia Corporation
      Boise, Idaho, United States