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merchant banker

Richard Earle Bennett, American merchant banker. Patentee wire wrap tool used in electronic assembly. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member of Masons.

Background

Bennett, Richard Earle was born on October 6, 1919 in New York City. Son of David L. and Augusta Bennett.

Education

B.Mech. Engineering, College City New York, 1941. Graduate student, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1949.

Career

Manufacturing engineer Western Electric Company, 1945-1950. Owner, operator Fairmount Tool Company, Newark, 1950-1951. General manager various divisions Daystrom, Inc.

(later Weston Instruments, Inc.), 1952-1964. With ITT Corporation (formerly International Telephone & Telephone –°ompany), New York City, 1964-1984, senior executive vice president, from 1980, vice-chairman, 1983-1984, also director, 1968-1984. Chairman board ITT Indiana Canada, 1978-1984.

Vice chairman First City Capital Corporation, since 1985. Chairman First City Diversified Services, New York City, since 1987. Chairman, chief executive officer (subsidiary) Scovill Inc., since 1986.

Director various subsidiaries.

Achievements

  • Patentee wire wrap tool used in electronic assembly.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member of Masons.

Connections

Married Bernice O'Keefe Parratto, May 29, 1987. Children: Gerald Richard, Nancy Bennett Friss.

father:
David L.

mother:
Augusta Bennett

spouse:
Bernice O'Keefe Parratto

children:
Gerald Richard Bennett

Nancy Bennett Friss Bennett