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Investment banker

John Steele Chalsty, South African investment banker. Board directors Teagle Foundation Inc., since 1974, chairman, since 1997; trustee Columbia University; president Lincoln Center Theater.


Chalsty, John Steele was born on November 7, 1933 in Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa. Came to United States, 1955, naturalized, 1964. Son of Frederick H. and Sarah S. (Lamprecht) Chalsty.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics, University Witwatersrand, 1952. Bachelor of Science with honors in Chemistry, University Witwatersrand, 1953. Master of Science, University Witwatersrand, 1954.

Master of Business Administration (Baker scholar), Harvard University, 1957.


With Exxon Corporation (formerly Standard Oil Corporation), New York City, 1957-1969. Director Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., 1969-2000, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1986—1998, chairman, 1996—2000. Principal, chairman Muirfield Capital Management LLC, since 2003.

Board directors New York Stock Exchange 1988-1994, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, since 1996, Metromedia International Group Inc. Vice chairman, New York Stock Exchange, 1990-1994, New York Economic Development Corporation.


Board directors Teagle Foundation Inc., since 1974, chairman, since 1997. Trustee Columbia University. President Lincoln Center Theater.


Married Jill Siegal, June 11, 2005. Children from previous marriage: Susan Chalsty Neely, Deborah Annual.

Frederick H. Chalsty

Sarah S. (Lamprecht) Chalsty

Jill Siegal