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Investment banker

F. Donald Kenney, American investment banker. Decorated Commander Order of Lion, Finland, 1963, commander Order Merit, Luxembourg, 1971, Knight Commander, Royal Norwegian Order St. Olaf, Knight Malta; recipient Silver medal City of Helsinki; teaching fellow in English, Harvard University, 1947-1951, Metropolitan Museum fellowship.


Kenney, F. Donald was born on March 9, 1918 in Olean, New York, United States. Son of John P. and Winifred (Shortell) Kenney.


Bachelor, College Holy Cross, 1939. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1941. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1951.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Suomi College, 1995.


With Harriman Ripley & Company, Inc., 1951-1970, assistant vice president, 1958-1961, vice president, director, 1961-1970. President, director Harriman Ripley (Canada) Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1960-1970. Chairman Harriman Ropley International S.A-R.L., Luxenbourg, 1964-1970.

Vice chairman Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Securities Underwriter, 1970-1974, chairman, 1974-1976. Co-chairman board Goldman Sachs International Corporation, since 1976. Treasurer, director 785 Park Avenue Corporation, since 1969.

Board directors United Reins. Corporation of New York, Pohjola Reins. Corporation American Trustee, Suomi College, since 1974, American Scandinavian Foundation.

Trustee St. Bonaventure University. Board directors International Council Museum Foundation, since 1977. Chairman, board directors, council National Academy Design.

Chairman F. Donald Kenney Foundation, Ireland American Arts Exchange. Board directors, vice president Ireland-United States Council. International director Rosc art exhibition.

Director Finnish Foundation for the Visual Arts, International Council, Irish Museum Modern Art.


Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Finnish American Association (director since 1967, vice president 1968-1970, 88—, president 1970-1971), Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce, Council Foreign Relations, Pilgrims, Harvard Club (New York City, Boston), Knickerbocker Club, Downtown Association (New York City).


John P. Kenney

Winifred (Shortell) Kenney