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John Earl Bagalay

John Earl Bagalay, American information technology executive, venture capitalist, consultant. Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1957. Trustee Houston Ballet Foundation, 1975—1984, Houston Grand Opera, 1979—1981; president, trustee Houston Chamber Orchestra Society, 1970—1984; director Austin Ballet Theatre, 1984—1988; Member of American Bar Association (licentiate), Texas Bar Association (licentiate).

Background

  • Bagalay, John Earl was born on September 22, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of John Earl and Katherine Louise Bagalay.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven, 1957. Juris Doctor, University Texas, Austin, 1964.

    Career

    • Instructor political philosophy University Texas, 1957—1964, director undergraduate studies, director American studies program. Attorney Baker & Botts, Houston, 1964—1973. General counsel Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc., 1973—1981, Houston First Finance Group, 1981—1984, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, 1984—1988.

      Managing director venture fund and other positions Boston University, 1989—2005. Executive in residence EuroUS Ventures LLC, since 2006. Chairman Wave Systems Corporation, Lee, Massachusetts, since 2003.

      Executive director Launch in United States Alliance, Newton, since 2005.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Trustee Houston Ballet Foundation, 1975—1984, Houston Grand Opera, 1979—1981. President, trustee Houston Chamber Orchestra Society, 1970—1984. Director Austin Ballet Theatre, 1984—1988.

    Member of American Bar Association (licentiate), Texas Bar Association (licentiate).

    Personality

    Interests

    Squash, tennis, rowing, horseback riding.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Cunningham, December 27, 1989. Children: George Trowbridge Elliman, Julia Smither Elliman, Christopher Dow, Peter Bogert Elliman.
    • father: John Earl
    • mother: Katherine Louise Bagalay
    • spouse: Julia Cunningham
    • children: George Trowbridge Elliman Bagalay
    • Julia Smither Elliman Bagalay
    • Christopher Dow Bagalay
    • Peter Bogert Elliman Bagalay
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    Born September 22, 1933
    Nationality
    • 1957
      Yale University
    • 1964
      University Texas
    • 1964 - 1973
      attorney, Baker & Botts
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1973 - 1981
      general counsel, Texas Commerce Bancshares
    • 1981 - 1984
      general counsel, Texas Commerce Bancshares
    • 1989 - 2005
      managing director, venture fund and other positions Boston University
    • 2003
      chairman, Wave Systems Corporation
      Lee, Massachusetts, United States
    • 2005
      executive, director Launch in United States Alliance
      Newton, Massachusetts, United States
    • 2006
      executive, in residence EuroUS Ventures Limited Liability Company
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