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Bill Donaldson

Bill DonaldsonAKA William Henry Donaldson

Born: 2-Jun-1931
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: SEC Chairman, 2003-05

Military service: USMC (1953-55)

In 1973 Donaldson joined the White House as Undersecretary of State for security assistance, reporting to Henry Kissinger. But he switched jobs after just seven months, owing to the fact he was (according to Kissinger) "frustrated [by the] complex bureaucratic situation". He left to serve as special counsel to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

After leaving government Donaldson spent five years as dean of the Yale Business School. Then he returned to private industry, founding the investment firm Donaldson Associates. DA set up an offshore fund incorporated in the Cayman Islands and attracted $100 million in investors' capital. Ultimately the fund lost money.

Donaldson married his wife, Evan Burger, in 1960. She died suddenly in April 1994. A year and a half later, Donaldson remarried. According to Fortune magazine, his new wife, Jane Morrison, had already given birth to his son Andrew in 1991, and there were rumors she had been his mistress since the 1980s, this despite the fact that they were both married to other people.

Father: Eames Donaldson
Mother: Guida Marx
Wife: Evan Burger (m. 1960, d. 30-Apr-1994)
Wife: Jane Phillips Morrison (m. Dec-1995, reportedly former mistress)
Daughter: Kimberly Donaldson
Son: Matthew Donaldson
Son: Adam Donaldson
Son: Andrew (b. 1991, by Morrison)

    University: BA American Studies, Yale University (1953)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1958)

    SEC Chairman (18-Jan-2003 to 30-Jun-2005)
    Council for Excellence in Government Trustee
    Aetna President and CEO (2000-01)
    New York Stock Exchange CEO (1990-95)
    US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (1973-74)
    Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Co-Founder (1959-)
    Member of the Board of Aetna (as Chairman, 2000-01)
    Member of the Board of Honeywell (1982-98)
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange (as Chairman, 1990-95)
    Member of the Board of Philip Morris (1979-)
    Silvercrest Asset Management Chairman, Advisory Board
    Alfalfa Club 2003
    Aspen Institute
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Chairman
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Ford Foundation Trustee (1968-80)
    George W. Bush for President
    Skull and Bones Society 1953


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