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Investment company executive

John Peter Birkelund, American Investment banking executive. Board fellow Brown U., Providence, since 1990; trustee New York Public Library., New York City, since 1990; chair Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1955. Member Council Foreign Rels., Phi Beta Kappa, The Links Club, University Club, The Blind Brook Club, Clove Valley Rod and Gun Club.

Background

Birkelund, John Peter was born on June 23, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of George R. and Ruth (Olsen) Birkelund.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1952. Doctorate (honorary), Brown University, 2002.

Career

Consultant, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Chicago, 1956;vice president, Amsterdam Overseas Corporation, New York City, 1956-1967;co-founder, chairman, director, New Court Securities Corporation, New York City, 1967-1981;president, Dillon, Read & Company, Inc., New York City, 1981-1986;Chief Executive Officer, Dillon, Read & Company, Inc., New York City, 1986-1993;chairman, Session Border Controllers Warburg Dillon Read Inc., New York City, 1986-1998;senior advisor, Warburg Dillon Read (formerly Session Border Controllers Warburg Dillon Read Inc.), New York City, since 1998. Board directors Nac Re Corporation, Greenwich, Connecticut. Chairman International Executive Svc.

Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, Polish-American Enterprise Fund, New York City, National Humanities Center, North Carolina.

Membership

Board fellow Brown U., Providence, since 1990. Trustee New York Public Library., New York City, since 1990. Chair Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies, Providence.

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1955. Member Council Foreign Rels., Phi Beta Kappa, The Links Club, University Club, The Blind Brook Club, Clove Valley Rod and Gun Club.

Connections

Married Constance I. Smiles, October 25, 1958. Children: Gwynne Tibbetts, Elizabeth Oberbeck, Constance Olivia, Diana.

father:
George R. Birkelund

mother:
Ruth (Olsen) Birkelund

spouse:
Constance I. Smiles

children:
Gwynne Tibbetts Birkelund

Elizabeth Oberbeck Birkelund

Constance Olivia Birkelund

Diana Birkelund