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investment company director

William Elfers was American investment company director. Trustee emeritus Northeastern University Boston, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut; honorary trustee Museum Fine Arts, Boston. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Commercial, Algonquin (Boston); Longwood Cricket (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts); Wellesley Country; Princeton, River (New York City).

Background

Elfers, William was born on June 6, 1918 in New York City. Son of Herman and Katherine (Evers) Elfers.

Education

Student, Hotchkiss School, 1933-1937;Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1941;Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1943;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Northeastern U., 1989.

Career

Advertising manager, Modern Materials Handling, Boston, 1946-1947;staff associate, American Research and Development Corporation, Boston, 1947-1950;assistant vice president, American Research and Development Corporation, 1950-1952;vice president, American Research and Development Corporation, 1952-1965;general partner, Greylock and Company, Boston, 1965-1979;general partner, Greylock Investors and Company, 1973-1976;limited partner, Greylock Investors and Company, 1977-1985;president, Greylock Management Corporation, Boston, 1965-1976;chairman of the executive committee, Greylock Management Corporation, 1977-1987. Limited partner Greylock Capital Ltd. Partnership, 1987-1997, Greylock Ventures Ltd.

Partnership, 1984-1995, Greylock Ltd. Partnership, 1990-1996.

Membership

Trustee emeritus Northeastern University Boston, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut. Honorary trustee Museum Fine Arts, Boston. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Member of Commercial, Algonquin (Boston). Longwood Cricket (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts). Wellesley Country; Princeton, River (New York City).

Connections

Married Ann Rice, December 8, 1944. Children: William Rice, Joanne, Jane Fuller (Mistress Herbert C. Muther III).

father:
Herman Elfers

mother:
Katherine (Evers) Elfers

spouse:
Ann Rice

child:
William Rice Elfers

child:
Joanne Elfers

child:
Jane Fuller Elfers (Mistress Herbert C. Muther III)