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Melville Straus

Melville Straus, investment company executive.


  • Straus, Melville was born on March 16, 1939. Son of Milton Straus and Laura DeRoy.

  • Education

    • AB, Dartmouth College, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1967.


    • Vice president American Toiletries, 1963-1965. Security analyst Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, 1963-1965. Director research, executive committee Standard & Poor's InterCapital fund, 1969-1972.

      Partner Weiss, Peck & Greer Investments, since 1973. Board directors Independent Curators, Incorporated, New York York City. Member executive committee Weiss, Peck & Greer Investments, management committee, president, trustee Tudor Fund, Growth Fund, executive vice president Growth and Income Fund.


    Board directors Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York. Chairman emeritus board governing trustees American Ballet Theatre, New York City. Treasurer contemporary arts council, Museum Modern Art, New York City, chairman board overseers Hopkins Center/Hood Museum, Dartmouth College.

    Member East Hampton Fire Department, American Heart Association, Save the Children. Active Connecticut Public Radio. Member Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Robin Hood Foundation, East Hampton History Society, South Fork History Society, Harmonie Club, 500 Club.



    Tennis, squash, golf, bridge, the arts.


    • Married Susan S. Paull (divorced 1984). 1 child, Scott; married Leila Mau, September 26, 1986. Children: Alexandra, Benjamin.
    • father: Milton Straus
    • mother: Laura DeRoy
    • spouses: Susan S. Paull
    • Leila Mau
    • children: Scott Straus
    • Alexandra Straus
    • Benjamin Straus
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    Born March 16, 1939
    • 1960
      Dartmouth College
    • 1967
      Harvard University
    • 1963 - 1965
      Vice president, American Toiletries
    • 1963 - 1965
      security analyst, Donaldson
    • 1969 - 1972
      director, committee Standard & Poor's InterCapital fund
    • 1969 - 1972
      executive, committee Standard & Poor's InterCapital fund
    • 1973
      partner, Weiss