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mining and manufacturing company executive

George Barber Munroe was American mining and manufacturing company executive. Bar: New York 1949. Trustee emeritus Metropolitan Museum Art; chairman emeritus board directors Academy Political Science; Member Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, Council Foreign Relations, Century Association, River Club, University Club (New York City), Bridgehampton Club.


Munroe, George Barber was born on January 5, 1922 in Joliet, Illinois, United States. Son of George Mueller and Ruth (Barber) Munroe.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1949. Bachelor (Rhodes scholar), Christ Church, Oxford University, England, 1951.

Master of Arts, Christ Church, Oxford University, England, 1956. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Northern Arizona University, 1981. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dartmouth College, 1993.


Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1949;attorney Office General Counsel, United States High Commission Germany, Frankfurt and Bonn, 1951-1953;justice United States Court Restitution Appeals, Allied High Commission Germany, Nuremberg, 1953-1954;associate, Debevoise, Plimpton & McLean, New York City, 1954-1958;with, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1958-1990;vice president, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1962-1966;president, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1966-1975, 80-82;chief Executive officer, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1969-1987;Chairman of the Board, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1975-1987;chairman finance committee, consultant, Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1987-1990. Board directors Newmont Mining Corporation.


  • Bar: New York 1949.


Trustee emeritus Metropolitan Museum Art. Chairman, Board Of Directors Academy Political Science. Vice Chairman, Board Of Directors New York International Festival of the Arts.

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Mining and Metallurgical Society American, Council Foreign Rels., Century Association, River Club, University Club (New York City), Bridgehampton Club.


Married Elinor Bunin, May 30, 1968. Children from previous marriage: George Taylor, Ralph W. Taylor.

George Mueller Munroe

Ruth (Barber) Munroe

Elinor Bunin