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Morrison Howard Beach

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Morrison Howard Beach, American insurance company executive. Bar: Connecticut. Recipient Corporation Leadership award; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Fellow Society Actuaries.

Background

Beach, Morrison Howard was born on January 10, 1917 in Winsted, Connecticut, United States. Son of Howard Edmund and Edith (Morrison) Beach.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Williams College, 1939. Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1942. Juris Doctor, University Connecticut, 1954.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Hartford. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Thiel College.

Career

With Travelers Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1939, assistant actuary, 1950—1954, associate actuary, 1954—1957, actuary, 1957—1959, vice president, actuary Connecticut, 1959—1962, 2d v.p, 1962—1964, vice president, 1964—1965, senior vice president, 1965—1970, executive vice president, 1970—1971, president, chief administrative officer, 1971—1973, chairman,Chief Executive Officer, 1973—1982, chairman executive committee, 1982—1987, also director. Director numerous Travelers subsidiary. Member Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation.

Participant White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Major United States Air Force, European Theatre of Operations.

Achievements

  • Bar: Connecticut.

Membership

Member national advisory committee National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chairman Connecticut Higher Education Loan Authority, 1982—1987. Trustee Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall Corporation.

Corporator Hartford Seminary Found, Institute of Living, Winsted Memorial Hospital. Board directors Hartford Hospital, Greater Hartford chapter American Red Cross, Hartford Young Men’s Christian Association, Old State House Corporation. Member of Connecticut Conference Board.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, music.

Connections

Married Evelyn R. Harris, September 6, 1942. Children: Howard, Linda, Deborah.

father:
Howard Edmund Beach

mother:
Edith (Morrison) Beach

spouse:
Evelyn R. Harris

child:
Howard Beach

child:
Linda Beach

child:
Deborah Beach