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George Franklin Reed

George Franklin Reed, American investment executive, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1960. Recipient Distinguished Service award Harrisburg Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.

Background

  • Reed, George Franklin was born on January 19, 1935 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold Francis and Mary Lou (Eckles) Reed.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Princeton University, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, 1960-1967. General counsel Pennsylvania Department Insurance, Harrisburg, 1967-1969. Insurance commissioner Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1969-1971.

      Senior vice president, counsel American General Corporation, Houston, 1971-1979, vice-chairman board, 1979-1983. Chairman board American Capital Management & Research Inc., 1976-1990, president, 1976-1987. Board directors 30 registered investment companies managed by American Capital Management and Research.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1960.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Chairman state employees division Tri-County United Fund, Harrisburg, 1969, board directors, 1970-1971. Member Pennsylvania Governor's Cabinet, 1969-1971. Board regents Mercersburg Academy, from 1971.

    Trustee Retina Research Foundation, from 1979, Salvation Army, from 1978, St. Joseph Hospital, 1980-1988. Board directors Houston Symphony Society, 1982-1988, American Cancer Society, from 1987. With United States Army, 1959-1960, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1960-1965.

    Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (chairman young lawyers section 1968-1969), Philadelphia Bar Association (secretary junior bar conference 1962-1963), Houston Bar Association, Houston Chamber of Commerce Chamber (board directors 1974-1975), Investment Company Institute (board governors 1977-1988, chairman 1984-1986), Lakeside Country Club (Houston), Princeton Club (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Anne Stewart Dixon, May 5, 1962. Children: George Franklin, Peter, Carolyn.
    • father: Harold Francis Reed
    • mother: Mary Lou (Eckles) Reed
    • spouse: Anne Stewart Dixon
    • children: George Franklin Reed
    • Peter Reed
    • Carolyn Reed
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    Born January 19, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1956
      Princeton University
    • 1959
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1960 - 1967
      Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      general counsel, Pennsylvania Department Insurance
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      insurance commissioner Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • 1971 - 1979
      senior, American General Corporation
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1971 - 1979
      counsel, American General Corporation
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1983
      senior, American General Corporation
    • 1979 - 1983
      counsel, American General Corporation
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    Award