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John Gutfreund

AKA John Halle Gutfreund

Born: 14-Sep-1929
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 9-Mar-2016
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Salomon Brothers, 1984-91

Military service: US Army (Korean War)

Wall Street bnker with a reputation as a profligate spender who with his second wife threw lavish parties, even having a birthday cake flown over the Atlantic on the Concorde. He resigned his position in 1991 amidst scandal, in which Salomon bond trader Paul W. Mozer, by using strawman purchases, sought to acquire more than 35% of the supply of U.S. Treasury Bonds at auction, in violation of Federal law. Gutfreund paid a $100,000 fine and signed a consent agreement forbidding him to run securities firms in the future. For a number of years thereafter he faced $300M in lawsuits from company shareholders. Gutfreund spent the remainder of his career operating a consulting business.

Father: Manuel Gutfreund (meat wholesaler)
Mother: Mary
Wife: Joyce Low (m. 1958, div., three sons)
Son: Nicholas (b. 1959)
Son: Joshua (b. 1961)
Son: Owen (b. 1963)
Wife: Susan Kaposta (m. 1981, until his death, one son)
Son: John Peter ("J. P.", b. 1985)

    High School: The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ
    University: BA English, Oberlin College (1951)

    Salomon Brothers CEO (1984-91)
    Salomon Brothers Managing Partner (1978-91)
    Salomon Brothers Partner (1963-91)
    Salomon Brothers (1953-91)
    Member of the Board of Salomon Brothers (as Chairman)

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