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John P. Birkelund

AKA John Peter Birkelund

Born: 23-Jun-1930
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman of Dillon Read, 1986-98

Military service: US Navy (1953-55)

Father: George R. Birkelund
Mother: Ruth Olsen
Wife: Constance I. Smiles (m. 25-Oct-1958, four daughters)
Daughter: Gwynne
Daughter: Elizabeth Oberbeck
Daughter: Constance Olivia
Daughter: Diana

    University: AB, Princeton University (1952)
    University: Business Administration, Northwestern University (no degree)
    Administrator: Trustee, Brown University (1984-2001)

    Saratoga Partners Co-Founder, Managing Director (private equity, 1984-)
    Polish American Enterprise Fund Chairman (1990-)
    Dillon Read & Co. CEO (1986-93)
    Dillon Read & Co. COO (1981-85)
    Dillon Read & Co. President (1981-85)
    Enterprise Investors Senior Partner (-1981)
    New Court Securities Corporation Co-Founder (1967)
    Member of the Board of Barings Bank
    Member of the Board of C. R. Bard
    Member of the Board of Copperweld Corporation
    Member of the Board of Darden Restaurants (1985-?)
    Member of the Board of Dillon Read & Co. (as Chairman, 1986-98)
    Member of the Board of Ethan Allen Interiors (2007-08)
    Member of the Board of Lenox Group
    Member of the Board of N. M. Rothschild & Sons
    Member of the Board of NAC Re Corporation (1985-)
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange
    European Bank for Reconstruction & Development Advisory Board
    ORIX USA Advisory Board
    UBS Senior Advisor
    American Academy in Berlin Trustee
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Bill Bradley for President
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Frick Collection Trustee (2005-)
    International Executive Service Corps Chairman (past)
    John McCain 2008
    National Humanities Center Chairman (past)
    New York Public Library Trustee
    Pete Coors for Senate
    Phi Beta Kappa Society Board of Directors
    Securities Industry Association Board of Directors (past)
    Watson Institute Chairman, Board of Overseers

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