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Morris Felton La Croix

investment banker

Morris Felton La Croix, American investment banker. Served as major engineer, United States Army with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919; Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Association Petroleum Geolgs., Society American Military Engineers, American Geography Society, American Legion.

Background

Croix, Morris Felton La was born on March 15, 1888 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Wilton and Edith Lee (Morris) L.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1910. Mechanical Engineering, 1911. E.D. (honorary), Michigan College Mining and Technology, 1954.

Career

Mining engineer with the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Ishpeming, Michigan, 1911-1916. Mining and investment banking since 1919, as partner firm Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis. Chairman board directors General Telephone Corporation.

President and director Copper Range Company, Big Sandy Company, White Pine Copper Company, Copper Range R.R. Vice-president, director Sunflower Petroleum Products. Director Crown Cork International Company, International T. & T. Corporation.

Trustee Crocker, Burbank & Company, Association. Also director and trustee various other corporations and trusts. Trustee Smith College, Belmont (Mass) Hill School, Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Free Hospital for Women, Boston, Museum of Science, Boston, Sarah Sargent Paine Memorial Library, Painesdale, Michigan.

Membership

Served as major engineer, United States Army with American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1919. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Association Petroleum Geolgs., Society American Military Engineers, American Geography Society, American Legion. Clubs: Harvard (Boston).

Connections

Married Esther Humphrye Paine, October 4, 1919. Children: William Paine (deceased), Ruth Ward (Mistress.

father:
Edward Wilton L.

mother:
Edith Lee (Morris) L.

spouse:
Esther Humphrye Paine

children:
William Paine Croix (deceased)

Ruth Ward (Mrs Croix