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Ken Lay

Ken LayAKA Kenneth Lee Lay

Born: 15-Apr-1942
Birthplace: Tyrone, MO
Died: 5-Jul-2006
Location of death: Aspen, CO
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Enron, 1986-2002

Military service: US Navy (1968-71)

Father: Omer Lay (Baptist minister)
Mother: Ruth Lay
Sister: Bonnie
Sister: Sharon
Wife: Judie (div. circa 1980)
Wife: Linda Phillips (his former secretary)
Daughter: Robyn
Son: Mark
Son: David
Daughter: Elizabeth
Son: Beau

    High School: Hickman High School, Columbia, MO (1960)
    University: BA Economics, University of Missouri (1964)
    University: MA Economics, University of Missouri (1965)
    Professor: George Washington University (1969)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Houston (1970)

    Enron CEO (1986-2001, brief interruption, 2001-02)
    Houston Natural Gas Chairman (1985)
    Transco Energy President and CEO (1982-84)
    Florida Gas (1974-82, as President, 1981-82)
    Exxon Economist (1965-68)
    Member of the Board of Compaq (1987-2001)
    Member of the Board of Eli Lilly (1993-2001)
    Member of the Board of Enron (as Chairman, 1986-2001, brief interruption, 2001-02)
    US Energy Department Undersecretary of Energy (1971-74)
    George Bush Presidential Library Trustee
    Americans for a Republican Majority
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Forum for International Policy Trustee
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Phil Gramm PAC
    George W. Bush for President
    Kay Bailey Hutchison for Senate
    New Republican Majority Fund
    Spirit of America
    Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
    Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
    Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Conspiracy 2004 (charged)
    Securities Fraud 2004 (charged)
    Wire Fraud 2004 (charged)
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam
    Took the Fifth 12-Feb-2002
    Dubya Nickname Kenny Boy
    Bush Pioneer 2000

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) · Himself

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