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Insurance broker

Seth Shepard Faison was American insurance broker. Recipient New York State award for Brooklyn Academy Music, 1969, Brooklyn Academy of Music award for distinguished service, Brooklyn Academy Music, 1975, Polytechnic Preparatory Distinguished Alumnus award, 1997, Forsythia award, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 2003, Distinguished Trustee award, United Hospital Fund, 2003, Founders medal, Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2003.


Faison, Seth Shepard was born on January 18, 1924 in New York City. Son of John Williams and Caroline Goree (Shepard) Faison.


Bachelor with honors and distinction, Wesleyan University, 1947.


Personnel manager, NBC, New York City, 1948-1953;division manager, American Management Association, New York City, 1953-1958;assistant vice president, Johnson & Higgins, New York City, 1958-1968;vice president, Johnson & Higgins, 1968-1989.


Trustee Brooklyn Institute Arts and Sciences, 1963-1981, vice president, 1965-1971, executive vice president, 1971-1974, vice-chairman, 1974-1979, chairman, 1979-1981. Trustee/governor The Brooklyn Academy Museum, 1963-1991, vice-chairman 1964-1966, chairman 1966-1971, honorary chairman, since 1979, trustee since 1993. Vice chairman Brooklyn Children's Museum 1972-1977.

Governor trustee Brooklyn Museum, since 1972, 1991, 1992-2008, vice chairman, 1974-1991. Trustee Brooklyn Hospital, since 1963, vice president 1968-1982, vice-chairman, 1982-1993, chairman, 1993-1902, chairman emeritus, since 2003. Board governors Hospital Trustees of New York State, 1992-1997, chairman, 1995-1997.

Trustee Poly Preparatory, 1962-1977, New York Presbyterian Healthcare Systems, 1998-1903. Board directors Police Athletic League New York, 1957-1973, Chelsea Theater Center, 1969-1977. Regent St. Francis College, Brooklyn, 1961-1970.

Member New York City Commission for Cultural Affairs, 1981-1991. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Citizens Union, Huguenot Society of America, The Heights Casino Club (governor 1955-1961, president 1958-1960), Rembrandt Club (president 1983-1985), Ihpetonga Club (Brooklyn), Bellport Bay Yacht Club (New York ).


Married Susan Tyler, April 14, 1956 (deceased 1978). Children: Katharine Faison Spencer, Seth Shepard, Sarah, Ann Faison Muller. Married Sara Williams Rose Chew, March 29, 1980.

Stepchildren: Sara Holten Chew, Katherine Rose Chew, Arthur Duncan Chew (deceased).

John Williams Faison

Caroline Goree (Shepard) Faison

Susan Tyler

Sara Williams Rose Chew

Katharine Faison Spencer Faison

Seth Shepard Faison

Sarah Faison

Ann Faison Muller Faison

Sara Holten Chew Faison

Katherine Rose Chew Faison

Arthur Duncan Chew Faison (deceased)