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John Gilray Christy

John Gilray Christy, American diversified financial services company executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award Agency for International Development, 1965. Chairman emeritus Foreign Policy Research Institute; former trustee Colby College; president council Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1958.

Background

  • Christy, John Gilray was born on August 27, 1932 in Silver Creek, New York, United States. Son of John Van Vlack and Ruth (Gilray) Christy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1954. Master of Arts in Asian Studies, University California, Berkeley, 1960.

    Career

    • Loan officer United States Development Loan Fund, 1960-1961. With Agency for International Development, New Delhi and Washington, 1961-1965, chief extended risk guaranty division, 1965. With ITT, New York City, 1965-1972, treasury department, 1965-1968, vice president international communications, 1968-1969, assistant group executive international communications, 1969-1970.

      President ITT World Directories, Inc., 1970-1972. Group vice president land transportation Indiana University International, Inc., Philadelphia, 1972-1976, executive vice president, 1976-1978. President, chief operating officer Indiana University International Corporation, 1978-1980, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1982-1985, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1985-1988.

      Chairman Chestnut Capital Corporation, since 1988, First Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia, 1991. Board directors Philadelphia Contributionship. Ensign United States Navy, lieutenant United States Navy, pilot United States Navy.

    Membership

    Chairman emeritus Foreign Policy Research Institute. Former trustee Colby College. President council Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc.

    Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1958.

    Connections

    • Life partner Helen Llewellyn Christy, 1991. Children: Andrew, Jennifer.
    • father: John Van Vlack Christy
    • mother: Ruth (Gilray) Christy
    • children: Andrew Christy
    • Jennifer Christy
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    Nationality
    • 1954
      Dartmouth College
    • 1960
      University California
    • 1960 - 1961
      Loan officer, United States Development Loan Fund
    • 1961 - 1965
      with Agency for Intern, ational Development
    • 1965
      with Agency for Intern, ational Development
    • 1965 - 1972
      with International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
    • 1965 - 1968
      with International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation
    • 1970 - 1972
      president, International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation World Directories
    • 1972 - 1976
      group vice president, land transportation Indiana University International
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1988
      chairman, Chestnut Capital Corporation
    • 1991
      chairman, Chestnut Capital Corporation
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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