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Richard Grasso

Richard GrassoAKA Richard A. Grasso

Born: 1946
Birthplace: Queens, NY

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of the NYSE, 1995-2003

Military service: US Army (1966-68)

Hired as a floor clerk in 1967 making $82.50/week, CEO of NYSE since June 1, 1995. Received a $135.9M compensation payout in August 2003, the fallout from which cost Grasso his job. Now the NYSE wants its money back (a demand on shaky legal ground.)

Wife: Lorraine

    High School: Newtown High School, Newtown, CT
    University: Pace University (dropped out)

    New York Stock Exchange CEO (1995-2003)
    New York Stock Exchange Vice Chairman (1991-95)
    New York Stock Exchange President and COO (1988-95)
    New York Stock Exchange (1967-88)
    Member of the Board of Computer Associates (1994-2002)
    Member of the Board of Home Depot (2002-04)
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange (as Chairman, 1995-2003)
    Took the Fifth (Jun-2005)
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    McCain 2000
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Solutions America PAC
    Italian Ancestry

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