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John Ethelbert Leslie, Austrian investment banker. Decorated Cruz Vermelha de Dedicacao Portugal; Commander Golden Order of Merit; Great Silver Cross of Honor with star Austria; Golden Star of Merit Vienna; officer National Order Merit France; officer's cross Order of Merit West Germany; officer Order of Crown Belgium; recipient certified of appreciation City New York.


Leslie, John Ethelbert was born on October 13, 1910 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Julius and Valerie (Lawetzky) Leslie. came to the United States, 1938, naturalized, 1944.


Doctor Juris, University Vienna, 1932. Diploma, Consular Academy Political Science and Economics, Vienna, 1934. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1942.


Secretary to judges, Federal Law Court Justices Austria, 1934-1936; private practice, Vienna, 1936-1938; senior auditor, Arthur Anderson & Company, Certified Public Accountant's, New York City, 1941-1946; principal, Radh Govinda Rankin & Company, tax consultant, New York City, 1946-1955; with, Bache & Company, Inc. (name later Prudential-Bache Securities Inc.), New York City, 1955-1982; Chairman of the Board, Bache & Company, Inc. (name later Bache Halsey Stuart-Shields Inc.), New York City, 1969-1978; chairman of the executive committee, Bache & Company, Inc.

(name now Bache Halsey Stuart-Shields Inc.), New York City, 1964-1969; chief Executive officer, Bache & Company, Inc. (name now Bache Halsey Stuart-Shields Inc.), New York City, 1970-1977; Chairman of the Board, Bache Group Inc., 1969-1978; chairman policy committee, Bache Group and Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, 1978-1979; director, Bache Group, Inc., 1969-1982; chairman emeritus, Bache Group, Inc., 1980-1991; director emeritus, Prudential Bache Securities. Director 920 Fifth Avenue Corporation.

Honorary consul general of Austria in New York, from 1965. Member of advisory commission on international capital markets New York Stock Exchange, chairman, 1973-1975. Chairman United States National Market Advisory Board, 1975-1976.


Honorary trustee Institute International Education, American-Austrian Foundation. Honorary board directors New York City Partnership, Inc., board directors Economics Development Council New York. President Half-Life Bache Foundation.

Member of advisory council international affairs School International Affairs, Columbia University, 1985-1989. Member Council Foreign Relations, Society Foreign Consuls in New York City, Austria Chamber of Commerce (past chairman, director), France-American Society (vice-president, director), Alumni Association School Business Columbia University, Alumni Association Diplomatic Academy, American Foreign Svc. Association, Foreign Policy Association (honorary director), United Nations Association United States of America (past vice chairman, governor), Pilgrims of the United States, American Academy Poets (board directors), Union Club, Piping Rock Club, Down Town Association.


Married Evelyn Ottinger Goetz, March 28, 1940 (deceased). Married Miriam Paul Emmet, June 26, 1986.

Julius Leslie

Valerie (Lawetzky) Leslie

Evelyn Ottinger Goetz

Miriam Paul Emmet