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Gordon Gund

Gordon Gund, American venture capitalist, investment company executive. Co-founder The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 1971; member National Advisory Eye Council, 1980—1984, United States Olympic Committee, 2000—2003; Member of Phi Beta Kappa (honorary; chair, board governors 1996-1999).

Background

  • Gund, Gordon was born on October 15, 1939 in Cleveland. Son of George and Jessica (Roesler) Gund.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1961. DPubSvc (honorary), University Maryland, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters, Whittier College, 1993.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Vermont, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Goteburg University, Sweden, 1997.

    Career

    • Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Gund Investment Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1968. Board directors Kellogg Company, Corning Inc.

    Membership

    Co-founder The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 1971. Member National Advisory Eye Council, 1980—1984, United States Olympic Committee, 2000—2003. Member of Phi Beta Kappa (honorary.

    Chair, board governors 1996-1999).

    Connections

    • Married Llura Liggett. Children: Grant Ambler, Gordon Zachary.
    • father: George Gund
    • mother: Jessica (Roesler) Gund
    • spouse: Llura Liggett
    • children: Grant Ambler Gund
    • Gordon Zachary Gund
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    Born October 15, 1939
    • 1961
      Harvard University
    • 1980
      University Maryland
    • 1993
      Whittier College
    • 1994
      University Vermont
    • 1997
      Goteburg University
    • 1968
      Chairman, Gund Investment Corporation
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States
    • 1968
      Chief Executive Officer, Gund Investment Corporation
      Princeton, New Jersey, United States