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Investment banker

Robert Angelo Podesta, American investment banker. President Grant Park Concerts Society; Member National Association Securities Dealers.


Podesta, Robert Angelo was born on October 7, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Angelo D. and Agnes (Fraser) Podesta.


Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1944; Doctor of Laws, St. Mary's College, 1969.


Vice president, treasurer, director, Julien Collins & Company, 1945-1949; managing partner, Cruttenden, Podesta & Miller, 1949-1963; senior vice-president, director, Walston & Company, Inc., 1963-1965; senior vice president, treasurer, director, Chicago Corporation, 1965-1969, 73-79; chairman of the executive committee, Altorfer, Podesta, Woolard & Company, 1979-1981; vice president, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., 1981-1982; principal, Podesta & Company, since 1982; assistant secretary for economics development, Department Commerce, 1969-1973. Director Pettibone Corporation. Board of Governors American Stock Exch., 1962-1964, Midwest Stock Exch., 1954-1957.


President Grant Park Concerts Society. Member National Association Securities Dealers. Clubs: Chicago, Mid-Day, Mid-American (Chicago).

Bohemian (San Francisco).


Married Corrine A. Murnighan, December 26, 1936. Children: Carol Ann (Mistress Brian F. Foley), Mary Ellen (Mistress C. Kevin Burke), Kathleen (Mistress John T. Mehigan), Robert Anthony.

Angelo D. Podesta

Agnes (Fraser) Podesta

Corrine A. Murnighan

Carol Ann Podesta (Mistress Brian F. Foley)

Kathleen Podesta (Mistress John T. Mehigan)

Mary Ellen Podesta (Mistress C. Kevin Burke)

Robert Anthony Podesta