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Insurance executive , stock exchange executive

Richard Randolph Shinn, American former insurance executive, former stock exchange executive. Chartered Life Underwriter, 1949. Board directors Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.; member Cardinal's Committee for the Laity. Member Metropolitan Opera Association, Knights of Malta.

Background

Shinn, Richard Randolph was born on January 7, 1918 in Lakewood, New Jersey, United States. Son of Clayton Randolph and Carrie (McGravey) Shinn.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Rider College, 1938.

Career

With, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1939-1983;2d vice president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1959-1963;vice president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1963-1964;senior vice president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1964-1966;executive vice president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1966-1968;senior executive vice president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1968-1969;president, director, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1969-1983;chief Executive officer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1973-1983;chairman, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1980-1983, retired, 1983;executive vice chairman, New York Stock Exchange, New York City, 1986-1991. Chairman Olympia & York United States of America, 1993. Board directors Union Texas Petroleum Company, Grey Advertising.

Achievements

  • Chartered Life Underwriter, 1949.

Membership

Board directors Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Member Cardinal's Committee for the Laity. Member Metropolitan Opera Association, Knights of Malta.

Clubs: The Blind Brook (Port Chester, New York ). Round Hill (Greenwich, Connecticut). Riverside Yacht; Sky Club, Links (New York City).

Gulfstream Golf (Florida), Delray Yacht Club (Florida).

Connections

Married Mary Helen Shea, November 8, 1941. Children: Kathleen, Patricia, John. Married Marion Berenson Weitman, November 30, 1985.

father:
Clayton Randolph Shinn

mother:
Carrie (McGravey) Shinn

spouse:
Mary Helen Shea

spouse:
Marion Berenson Weitman

child:
Kathleen Shinn

child:
Patricia Shinn

child:
John Shinn