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Harold Sydney Geneen, American communications company executive. Certified Public Accountants, New York, Illinois. Decorated grand officer Order of Merit Peru; Commander Order of the Crown, Belgium; Grand Cross of Civil Merit; Grand Cross of Isabella Catholic Mothers of the Americas, Spain; co-recipient 5th Annual Communications award International Classification of Diseases Rehabilitation and Research Center, 1976.


Geneen, Harold Sydney was born on January 22, 1910 in Bournemouth, England. Came to United States, 1911, naturalized, 1918. Son of S. Alexander and Aida (DeCruciani) Geneen.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting. and Finance, New York University, 1934. Graduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lafayette College.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, PubMed Central Colleges.


Worked for Wall Street brokers 1926-1932. Accountant, Mayflower Associates Inc. 1932-1934, Lybrand, Ross Bros.

& Montgomery 1934-1942. American Can Company 1942-1946. Bell & Howell Company, Chicago 1946-1950.

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh (Vice-President and Controller) 1950-1956. Executive Vice-President and Director Raytheon Manufacturing Company, Waltham 1956-1959. President, and Chief Executive Officer, Director Institute Telephone and Telegraph Corporation 1959-1973, Chairman 1964-1979, Chairman Emeritus since 1980, President, Chief Operating Officer 1973-1977.

Chairman Advisory Committee European Institute Business Administration. Doctor of Laws (PMC Colleges, Lafayette College). Grand Officer; Commander of Belgian.


  • Certified Public Accountants, New York, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Alvin Moscow) Managing, 1984.


Board directors International Rescue Conference. Member national council Salk Institute Biological Studies, from 1977. Treasurer Voice Foundation.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives Institute, Society of Certified Public Accountants New York, International Chamber of C. (trustee United States council) Clubs: Duquesne (Pittsburgh). Oakmont Country, Braeburn Country, The Links, Oyster Harbors, Union League (New York City). Harvard (Boston).


Married June Elizabeth Hjelm, December 1949.

S. Alexander Geneen

Aida (DeCruciani) Geneen

June Elizabeth Hjelm