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Merle Jay Trees

Merle Jay Trees, American investment counselor. Chartered Financial Analyst. Member Investment Analysts Society Chicago.


  • Trees, Merle Jay was born on April 21, 1944 in Ottawa, Illinois, United States. Son of George S. and Edith M. (McKinstry) Trees.

  • Education

    • AB, Princeton University, 1966. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1970.


    • Vice president Northern Trust Company, Chicago, 1966-1982. President Trees Trust & Investment Counsel, 1982-1994, Trees Front Associates Inc., Chicago, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered Financial Analyst.


    Member Investment Analysts Society Chicago.


    • Married Susan Smith, April 21, 1990. Children: Heather M., Andrew S., Wendy M.
    • father: George S. Trees
    • mother: Edith M. (McKinstry) Trees
    • spouse: Susan Smith
    • children: Heather M. Trees
    • Andrew S. Trees
    • Wendy M. Trees
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    Born April 21, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      Princeton University
    • 1970
      University Chicago
    • 1966 - 1982
      Vice president, Northern Trust Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1994
      president, Trees Trust & Investment Counsel
      Chicago, Illinois, United States