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Investment banker

August Belmont, American investment banker. Decorated Bronze Star. Honorary trustee Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, American Museum Natural History. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945; served under Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet. Member of Links (New York City); Jockey (steward 1978-1995, chairman 1982-1983).

Background

Belmont, August was born on December 30, 1908 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1931.

Career

With, Bonbright & Company, Inc. (investment bankers), New York City, 1932-1942; vice-president, director, Bonbright & Company, Inc. (investment bankers), 1942-1946; vice president, Dillon, Read & Company Inc., 1946-1962; president, Dillon, Read & Company Inc., 1962-1970; chairman, Dillon, Read & Company Inc., 1971-1973.

President Nassau Associates, Inc., 1958-1970, chairman, 1971-1973. Past director The Ryland Group, Texas Gas Transmission Corporation, American Viscose Corporation, United States & Foreign Securities Corporation, Rouse Company, American Kennel Club (chairman 1977-1979), Cameron Iron Works, Inc., Chemistrand Corporation, Congoleum Nairn Company, Great American Insurance Company. Special assistant to under secretary Navy, 1940.

Membership

Honorary trustee Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, American Museum Natural History. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Served under Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet.

Member of Links (New York City). Jockey (steward 1978-1995, chairman 1982-1983).

Connections

Son of August and Alice Wall (de Goicouria) B., Junior. Married Elizabeth Lee Saltonstall, June 16, 1931. Children: Alice Lee, August, John Saltonstall, Priscilla.

Married Louise Vietor Winston, February 8, 1946.

father:
August Belmont

mother:
Alice Wall (de Goicouria) Belmont

spouse:
Louise Vietor Winston

spouse:
Elizabeth Lee Saltonstall

child:
John Saltonstall Belmont

child:
Alice Lee Belmont

child:
August Belmont

child:
Priscilla Belmont