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William B. Astrop

William B. Astrop, American investment counselor. Chartered Financial Analyst. Board directors Carlos Museum Emory University, Atlanta, since 1984, Atlanta Growth Fund Inc.; board directors, former president High Museum, Atlanta, since 1971; national board directors Boys & Girls Clubs American, Atlanta, since 1987. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve (retired), 1953-1957. Member Piedmont Driving Club.

Background

  • Astrop, William B. was born on September 22, 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Collins and Arretha Robertson (Bowen) Astrop.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Richmond, 1950. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1953.

    Career

    • Vice president, director Florida Capital Corporation, Palm Beach, 1960-1963. Vice president Stone & Webster Securities Corporation, New York City, 1963-1969. Vice president, director UniCapital Corporation, Atlanta, 1969-1970.

      Chairman Atlanta Capital Management Company, 1970-1982, Astrop Advisory Corporation, Atlanta, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered Financial Analyst.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Carlos Museum Emory University, Atlanta, since 1984, Atlanta Growth Fund Inc. Board directors, former president High Museum, Atlanta, since 1971. National board directors Boys & Girls Clubs American, Atlanta, since 1987.

    Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve (retired), 1953-1957. Member Piedmont Driving Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, travel, jogging, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Trimmer, September 16, 1963. Children: William B. Junior, Douglas D.
    • father: Robert Collins Astrop
    • mother: Arretha Robertson (Bowen) Astrop
    • spouse: Jean Trimmer
    • children: William B. Junior Astrop
    • Douglas D. Astrop
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    Nationality
    • 1950
      University Richmond
    • 1953
      Harvard University
    • 1960 - 1963
      Vice president, Florida Capital Corporation
      Palm Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      director, Florida Capital Corporation
      Palm Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1963 - 1969
      vice president, Stone & Webster Securities Corporation
    • 1969 - 1970
      vice president, UniCapital Corporation
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1969 - 1970
      director, UniCapital Corporation
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1970 - 1982
      chairman, Atlanta Capital Management Company
    • 1982
      chairman, Atlanta Capital Management Company
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
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