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Owen Cates Torrey

insurance executive.

Owen Cates Torrey, American insurance executive. Served as Second lieutenant, Military Aeronautics, A.S., 1917-1918.; Member American Bureau Shipping (member board of managers), American Institute Marine Underwriters (president, director), Association Marine Underwriters of the United States, Alpha Tau Omega.

Background

Torrey, Owen Cates was born on June 13, 1889 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States. Son of Walter Taylor and Emma Rebekah (Haynes) Torrey.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Cornell, 1911.

Career

2 sons, Owen, Thomas. With South Texas Commercial National Bank, Houston, 1911-1912, F. Herrmann & Company, and successor firm O.G. Orr & Company, marine insurance underwriting, New York City, 1912-1917. Joined Marine Office of America, 1919, assistant general manager, 1928-1944, general manager from 1944.

Co-director Associate Aviation Underwriters. Vice president United States Protection & Indemnity Agency, Inc. President South Dakot McComb & Company, Inc.

1st vice-president, director New York Board Underwriters (all New York C.).

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant, Military Aeronautics, A.S., 1917-1918. Member American Bureau Shipping (member board of managers), American Institute Marine Underwriters (president, director), Association Marine Underwriters of the United States, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: India House, University (New York City).

Connections

Married Emily Gertrude McChesney, March 4, 1920.

father:
Walter Taylor Torrey

mother:
Emma Rebekah (Haynes) Torrey

spouse:
Emily Gertrude McChesney