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Venture capitalist , Investment company executive

Gordon Gund, American venture capitalist, investment company executive. Co-founder The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 1971; member National Advisory Eye Council, 1980—1984, United States Olympic Committee, 2000—2003; Member of Phi Beta Kappa (honorary; chair, board governors 1996-1999).

Background

Gund, Gordon was born on October 15, 1939 in Cleveland. Son of George and Jessica (Roesler) Gund.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1961. DPubSvc (honorary), University Maryland, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters, Whittier College, 1993.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Vermont, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Goteburg University, Sweden, 1997.

Career

President, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Gund Investment Corporation, Princeton, New Jerseygeneral partner, GUS Enterprisesprincipal owner, Cleveland Cavaliers, National Basketball Association, since 1983;chairman, Nationwide Advertising Svc. Inc. co-owner, San Jose Sharks, National Hockey League, since 1990. Member of the Board of Governors National Hockey League, National Basketball Association.

Board directors Kellogg Company, Corning Inc.

Membership

Co-founder The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 1971. Member National Advisory Eye Council, 1980—1984, United States Olympic Committee, 2000—2003. Member of Phi Beta Kappa (honorary.

Chair, board governors 1996-1999).

Connections

Married Llura Liggett. Children: Grant Ambler, Gordon Zachary.

father:
George Gund

mother:
Jessica (Roesler) Gund

spouse:
Llura Liggett

children:
Grant Ambler Gund

Gordon Zachary Gund