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Insurance company executive

Richard Maximilian Murray, Austrian, American Insurance executive. Decorated for promotion of private insurance (Peru); Knight Order of St. John, Knights of Malta (ambassador at large). Member International Insurance Council (chairman 1979-1981, award 1990), Down Town Association.


Murray, Richard Maximilian was born on November 21, 1922 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1955, naturalized, 1961.


Graduate in world commerce studies, University Vienna. Postgraduate, Columbia University.


Assistant secretary, Sterling Offices Ltd. (reinsurance intermediaries), London, Toronto, New York City, 1951-1959; vice president, Guy Carpenter, Inc. (reinsurance intermediaries), New York City, 1959-1968; vice president, Travelers Insurance Companies, 1968-1987; retired, Travelers Insurance Companies, 1987.

Managing director La Metropole Insurance Company, Brussels, retired, 1987. Chairman of the Board Nippon Management Corporation, New York City, retired, 1991. Chairman of the Board Travelers Marine Corporation, retired, 1987.

President Travelers Reins Company Bermuda Ltd., retired, 1987. President Travelers of Asia Ltd., Hong Kong, retired, 1987. Vice-Chairman of the Board La Prov Corporation, New York City.

Board electors Insurance Hall of Fame. Board directors United American Institute Company, United American Holdings Company, Inc. Member of advisory board Firemark Global Insurance Fund, L.P.

Chair audit committee Davis International Total Return Fund. Guest professor Donau U., Krems, Austria.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member International Insurance Council (chairman 1979-1981, award 1990), Down Town Association.


Son of and Elizabeth Helen Peiker.