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John F. Akers

John F. AkersAKA John Fellows Akers

Born: 28-Dec-1934
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 22-Aug-2014
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Stroke

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of IBM, 1986-93

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1956-60)

Father: Kenneth Fellows Akers
Mother: May Joan Reed
Wife: Susan Davis (m. 1960, one son, two daughters)
Daughter: Annie Klyver
Daughter: Pamela Sjodin
Son: Scott Akers

    University: BS, Yale University (1956)
    Administrator: Trustee, California Institute of Technology

    IBM CEO (1986-93)
    Member of the Board of Lehman Brothers (1996-)
    Member of the Board of Hallmark
    Member of the Board of WR Grace & Co.
    Member of the Board of Pepsi (1991-?)
    Member of the Board of IBM (as Chairman, 1986-93)
    Member of the Board of The New York Times Company
    Bohemian Grove
    Bush-Cheney '04
    George W. Bush for President
    McCain 2000
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Trustee
    United Way Chairman, National Board of Governors (past)

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