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George Kunkel Sykes

George Kunkel Sykes, American investment company executive. Decorated Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Air medal with three oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Medal. Member of No-Load Mutual Fund Association (advisory board), Austin-San Antonio Society Finance Analysts, San Antonio Society Finance Analysts, Finance Analysts Federation, San Antonio Golf Association, Kiwanis.

Background

  • Sykes, George Kunkel was born on March 24, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George and Ellen (Kunkel) Sykes.

  • Education

    • Student, Pennsylvania State University, 1938—1939. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1943. Master of Business Administration, University Pennsylvania, 1950.

      Student, Air War College, 1959—1960.

    Career

    • Securities broker Charter Capital, Inc., San Antonio, 1972—1973. Special assistant to president United Services Automobile Association, 1973, vice president investments, 1973—1976, executive vice president management company, 1976—1983, president, chief operating officer, from 1983, director. President, director United Services Automobile Association Mutual Fund, Inc., San Antonio, United Services Automobile Association Tax Exempt Fund, Inc., from 1982, United Services Automobile Association Investment Trust, from 1984.

      Director United Services Automobile Association Properties Fund, Inc., from 1983. Chairman finance committee United Way San Antonio Bexar County. Board directors Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, member finance committee, personnel, retirement committee.

      With brigadier general United States Air Force, 1972, retired United States Air Force.

    Membership

    Member of No-Load Mutual Fund Association (advisory board), Austin-San Antonio Society Finance Analysts, San Antonio Society Finance Analysts, Finance Analysts Federation, San Antonio Golf Association, Kiwanis.

    Connections

    • Married Katherine Louise Carpenter, November 18, 1944. 1 child Stephen C.
    • father: George Sykes
    • mother: Ellen (Kunkel) Sykes
    • spouse: Katherine Louise Carpenter
    • child: Stephen C. Sykes
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    Died August 14, 2005
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1943
      United States Military Academy
    • 1950
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1972 - 1973
      Securities broker, Charter Capital
      San Antonio, Texas, United States
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