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David Tevele Schiff, American investment banker.


Schiff, David Tevele was born on September 3, 1936 in New York City. Son of John Mortimer and Edith Brevoort (Baker) Schiff.


Bachelor of Engineering, Yale University, 1958.


Trainee Chemical Bank New York Trust, New York City, 1959-1962. Analyst Madison Fund, 1962. Associate, then partner Kuhn, Loeb & Company, 1963-1977, vice chairman, 1977.

Managing director Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb Inc., 1977-1983, also board directors. Managing partner Kuhn, Loeb & Company (formerly KLS Enterprises), since 1984. Board directors Crown Life Insurance Company, Toronto, 1971—1992.

Member lower Manhattan advisory board Chemical Bank, 1977—1985. Director, vice chairman American Crown Life Insurance Company, New York City, 1981—1995. Board advisors Venture Capital Fund American, since 1996.

Member leadership council Yale School Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2000—2008. Member advisory board Yale Center Environmental Law and Policy, since 2006. With United States Army, 1959.


Trustee Wildlife Conservation Society, since 1965, chairman, 1996—2007, chairman emeritus, since 2007. Trustee Metropolitan Museum Art, since 1971, Citizens Budget Commission, New York City, since 1973, Greater New York council Boy Scouts American, 1965—1991, Beekman Downtown Hospital, 1966—1982, chairman, 1975—1979. Trustee Brooks School, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1972—1990, treasurer, 1987—1990.

Board governors Yale University Art Gallery, 1973—1997, Federal Hall Memorial Association. Member advisory board directors Outward Bound, Inc., 1983—1999. Member Provident Loan Society New York.

Trustee emeritus Metropolitan Museum Art, since 2008, Citizens Budge Commission, since 2009. Board directors American Hospital Paris Foundation, New York City, 1987—2006. Member of Century Association, Yale Club (New York City), Mill Reef Club (Antigua), Maroon Creek Club (Aspen, Colorado), River Club, Brook Club, Economic Club (New York City), Pilgrims of United States (member executive committee).


Married Martha Elisabeth Lawler, May 11, 1963. Children: Andrew Newman, David Baker, Ashley Reynolds.

John Mortimer Schiff

Edith Brevoort (Baker) Schiff

Martha Elisabeth Lawler

Andrew Newman Schiff

David Baker Schiff

Ashley Reynolds Schiff