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George Franklin Reed

investment executive , lawyer

George Franklin Reed, American investment executive, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1960. Recipient Distinguished Service award Harrisburg Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969.


Reed, George Franklin was born on January 19, 1935 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold Francis and Mary Lou (Eckles) Reed.


Bachelor, Princeton University, 1956;Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania, 1959.


Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, 1960-1967;general counsel, Pennsylvania Department Insurance, Harrisburg, 1967-1969;insurance commissioner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1969-1971;senior vice president, counsel, American General Corporation, Houston, 1971-1979;vice-Chairman of the Board, American General Corporation, Houston, 1979-1983;Chairman of the Board, American Capital Management & Research Inc., Houston, 1976-1990;president, American Capital Management & Research Inc., Houston, 1976-1987. Board directors 30 registered investment companies managed by American Capital Management and Research.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1960.


Chairman state employees division Tri-County United Fund, Harrisburg, 1969, board directors, 1970-1971. Member Pennsylvania Governor's Cabinet, 1969-1971. Board regents Mercersburg Academy, from 1971.

Trustee Retina Research Foundation, from 1979, Salvation Army, from 1978, St. Joseph Hospital, 1980-1988. Board directors Houston Symphony Society, 1982-1988, American Cancer Society, from 1987. With United States Army, 1959-1960, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1960-1965.

Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (chairman young lawyers section 1968-1969), Philadelphia Bar Association (secretary junior bar conference 1962-1963), Houston Bar Association, Houston Chamber of Commerce Chamber (board directors 1974-1975), Investment Company Institute (board governors 1977-1988, chairman 1984-1986), Lakeside Country Club (Houston), Princeton Club (New York City).


Married Anne Stewart Dixon, May 5, 1962. Children: George Franklin, Peter, Carolyn.

Harold Francis Reed

Mary Lou (Eckles) Reed

Anne Stewart Dixon

George Franklin Reed

Peter Reed

Carolyn Reed