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diversified financial services company executive

John Gilray Christy, American diversified financial services company executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award Agency for International Development, 1965. Chairman emeritus Foreign Policy Research Institute; former trustee Colby College; president council Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1958.


Christy, John Gilray was born on August 27, 1932 in Silver Creek, New York, United States. Son of John Van Vlack and Ruth (Gilray) Christy.


Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1954;Master of Arts in Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1960.


Loan officer, United States Development Loan Fund, 1960-1961;with, Agency for International Development, New Delhi and Washington, 1961-1965;chief extended risk guaranty division, Agency for International Development, 1965;with, ITT, New York City, 1965-1972;treasury department, ITT, New York City, 1965-1968;vice president international committee, ITT, New York City, 1968-1969;assistant group executive international committee, ITT, New York City, 1969-1970;president, ITT World Directories, Inc., New York City, 1970-1972;group vice president land transportation, Indiana University International, Inc., Philadelphia, 1972-1976;executive vice president, Indiana University International, Inc., 1976-1978;president, chief operating officer, Indiana University International Corporation, 1978-1980;chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana University International Corporation, 1982-1985;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana University International corporation, 1985-1988;chairman, Chestnut Capital Corporation, Philadelphia, since 1988;chairman, First Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia, 1991. Member of advisory board-north First Union Bank, 1995-1998. Board directors Echo Bay Mines Ltd., 1838 Bond Debenture Trading Fund, Philadelphia Contributionship.


Chairman Foreign Policy Research Institute. Former trustee Colby College. Trustee Philadelphia Orchestra, Eisenhower Exch.

Fellowships Inc. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1958.


Life partner Helen Llewellyn Christy, 1991. Children: Andrew, Jennifer.

John Van Vlack Christy

Ruth (Gilray) Christy

Helen Llewellyn

Andrew Christy

Jennifer Christy