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Ray John Groves, American accountant. Certified Public Accountant, Connecticut, New York, Ohio.


Groves, Ray John was born on September 7, 1935 in Cleveland.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Ohio State University, 1957.


With, Ernst & Whinney, Cleveland and New York City, 1957-1994;partner, Ernst & Whinney, 1966-1971;national partner, Ernst & Whinney, 1971-1977;chairman, chief Executive officer, Ernst & Whinney, New York City, 1977-1989;co-Chief Executive Officer,, Ernst & Young, New York City, 1989-1991;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Ernst & Young, New York City, 1991-1994;chairman, Legg Mason Merchant Banking, Inc., since 1995. Board of Governors American Stock Exch., 1987-1993. Board directors Alleghany Teledyne Inc., American Water Works Company, Inc., R. J Reynolds Tobacco Company Nabisco, Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Consolidated Natural Gas Company, European Democrat Students, Lamalie Associations, Inc.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Connecticut, New York, Ohio.


Board overseers Wharton School University Pennsylvania, 1986-1995. Vice chairman board trustees Ursuline College, Cleveland, 1970-1986. Managing director Metropolitan Opera Association, since 1988.

Trustee Public Policy Institute New York State, since 1988, Business Coun United Nations, 1993-1999. Director Ohio State University Foundation, since 1994, chairman, 1999-2001. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (chairman board directors 1984-1985), National Association Securities Dealers (board governors 1981-1984), Pepper Pike Club, Links Club, Metropolitan Club, Blind Brook Club.


Married Anne Keating, August 18, 1962. Children: David, Philip, Matthew.

Anne Keating

David Groves

Philip Groves

Matthew Groves