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Financial executive

William Henry Jacobs, American financial executive. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Infectious Diseases. Recipient Humanitarian award East Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, 1988. Member American Federation Clinical Research, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Jacobs, William Henry was born on June 2, 1931 in Buffalo. Son of Walter Jerome and Gwendolyn (Liebman) Jacobs.


Bachelor, Yale University, 1976. Doctor of Medicine, Yale University, 1980.


Intern New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York City, 1980-1981, resident, 1981-1983, fellow in infectious diseases, 1983-1986, attending physician, since 1986, medical director Center Special Studies, since 1988, director Office Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Clinical Program Management, since 1990. Associate professor clinical medicine Cornell University Medical College. Financial executive; b.

Buffalo, June 2, 1931. Son of Eames and Guida (Marx) D. Married September 17, 1960.

Children: Kimberly, Matthew, Adam. Bachelor, Yale University, 1953. Master of Arts (honorary), 1970.

Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1958. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Webster University, 1992. DPHIL (honorary), St. Lawrence University, 1995, Doctor of Humane Letters Alfred.

University, 1995. Chairman, chief executive Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Incorporated, New York York City, 1959-1973. Undersecretary of state United States Department State, Washington, 1973-1974. Special consultant, to vice president of the United States, Washington, 1974.

Dean, Beinecke professor management Yale Graduate Management School, New Haven, 1975-1980. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Donaldson Enterprises, Incorporated, New York York City, 1980-1990, 95—. Chairman, chief executive New York Stock Exchange, New York City, 1991-1995.

Founder, senior advisor Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Inc., since 1996. Board directors Aetna Life & Casualty, Honeywell Inc., Philip Morris Companies Inc. Trustee, chairman finance committee Ford Foundation, New York City, 1968-1980, Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1975.

Board directors New York City Partnership, Business Council of State of New York, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York City. Trustee St. Lawrence University, Marine Corps Command and Staff College Foundation, Carnegie Endowment International Peace, New York Police Foundation. Chairman Aetna Foundation.

Governor Foreign Policy Association Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1953-1955. Recipient Pres's. Distinguished Service award State University of New York, 1976. Named Businessman of Year, Associated Press, 1969.

Member Institute Chartered Finance Analysts, New York Stock Exchange (director 1972-1973), Council on Foreign Relations, Council for Economics Development.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Infectious Diseases.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science publications. Director AIDS films.


Member American Federation Clinical Research, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Carolyn Douglas, May 21, 1989. Children: William Bradford, Benjamin Douglas.

Walter Jerome Jacobs

Gwendolyn (Liebman) Jacobs

Carolyn Douglas

William Bradford Jacobs

Benjamin Douglas Jacobs