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James Francis Cleary

securities executive

James Francis Cleary, American securities executive.


Cleary, James Francis was born on October 27, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles F. and Catherine (Quinn) Cleary.


Graduate, Boston College, 1950. Master of Business Administration, New York University, 1956.


With Eastman Dillon (Union Securities Company), 1951-1972. Manager Eastman Dillon (Boston office), 1959-1968, managing partner sales and branch offices division, 1968-1971, executive vice president, director, member executive committee, 1971-1972. With Blyth Eastman Dillon & Company, Incorporated, New York York City and Boston, since 1972, formerly president, chief operating officer, now vice-chairman.

Director Eastdil Realty, Inc. Past governor Boston Stock Exchange. Managing director Paine Webber.


Board directors, past chairman Massachusetts division American Cancer Society. Vice chairman United Cerebral Palsy Campaign. Trustee Boston College.

Board overseers, trustee Boston Symphony Orchestra Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member Securities Industry Association (past board governors), Bond Club New York, American Institute of Management, Conference Board Clubs: Algonquin (Boston), Madison Square Garden (Boston) (trustee). River (New York City), New York Athletic.

Weston Golf, Wianno, Oysters Harbor in Cape Cod, Hundred of Massachusetts.


Married Barbara M. Coliton, July 27, 1961. Children: Kara Lyn, James Francis, Kristin Coliton.

Charles F. Cleary

Catherine (Quinn) Cleary

Barbara M. Coliton

Kara Lyn Cleary

James Francis Cleary

Kristin Coliton Cleary