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financial services firm executive

Dakin Bennett Ferris,, American financial services firm executive. Chairman board Greater Atlanta United Fund, 1967; trustee Episcopal Radio and television Foundation, since 1965, Georgia Technology Foundation, since 1969; board directors local chapter American Cancer Society, since 1981, treasurer, 1982-1987. Served with A.C. Army of the United States, 1944-1945. Member Phi Delta Theta.

Background

Ferris,, Dakin Bennett was born on March 17, 1926 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Dakin Bennett and Antoinette Respress (Smith) Ferris.

Education

Student, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1950. Student, Columbia Military Academy, 1944.

Career

With Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 1947-1976, group vice president, 1970-1974, executive committee, 1971-1986, executive vice president, 1974-1976. Director Merrill Lynch & Company, 1968-1986, executive vice president, 1976-1984. Chairman Merrill Lynch Realty Inc., 1982-1985, vice chairman, 1984-1986.

Director Family Life Insurance Company, AMIC Company, Shaw Industries, Cousins Properties Inc., United Capitol Insurance Company. Vice chairman Securities Industry Association, 1978. Chairman Arlington Corporation.

Membership

Chairman board Greater Atlanta United Fund, 1967. Trustee Episcopal Radio and television Foundation, since 1965, Georgia Technology Foundation, since 1969. Board directors local chapter American Cancer Society, since 1981, treasurer, 1982-1987.

Served with A.C. Army of the United States, 1944-1945. Member Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Apawamis (Purchase, New York ), Blind Brook (Purchase, New York ).

Piedmont Driving (Atlanta), Peachtree Golf (Atlanta). Bond (New York ) (governor 1978).

Connections

Married Joyce Loveridge Egan, April 6, 1950. Children: Virginia A. Ferris Cerre, Caroline Ferris Spain.

father:
Dakin Bennett Ferris,

mother:
Antoinette Respress (Smith) Ferris,

spouse:
Joyce Loveridge Egan

children:
Virginia A. Ferris Cerre Ferris,

Caroline Ferris Spain Ferris,