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Hess, Carl, 1912-2011

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1912 - 2011

Carl B. Hess was born on October 28, 1912 in Chicago. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1934 after which he went to work for Brasco, a Chicago manufacturer of metal storefronts. He subsequently worked as director of development at Cresap, McCormick and Paget, and at American Securities Corporation. In 1967, he co-founded American European Associates, a private equity company for which he served as chairman and president until 1989. He became chairman emeritus in 2000. Hess died on February 15, 2011.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Carl Hess correspondence

MS-1400
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1400
Overview Carl B. Hess (1912-2011), pioneer of private equity company. Dartmouth College Class of 1934. The collection contains correspondence with Dartmouth president Ernest Martin Hopkins, Charles E. Widmayer and Paul Arthur Schlipp.