Lester Crown

Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

Lester Crown

Lester Crown

Former President at General Dynamics Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

General Dynamics Corporation
Marblehead Lime Co.
Henry Crown & Co.

RelSci Relationships

6641

Primary Location

Wilmette, IL

Number of Boards

37

Birthday

06/07/1925 - Chicago, IL, United States

Age

94

Number of Awards

7

Relationships
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Vice Chairman at Big Shoulders Fund

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Founder at Reyes Holdings LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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President at Henry Crown & Co.

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Co-Founder at higi SH LLC

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Executive Chairman at Abbott Laboratories

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SEE Schedule at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Group Return

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Professional at RSG Underwriting Managers LLC

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Vice Chairman at Children's Hospital Of Chicago Medical Center

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Former President at General Dynamics Corporation
Family Members
Child
Chairman & Founder at Susan Crown Exchange, Inc.

Child
General Partner at Henry Crown & Co.

Henry Crown & Co. provides investment advisory services. It manages investments in banking, transportation, oil and gas, cellular phones, home furnishings, and resort properties. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Child
President at Henry Crown & Co.

Henry Crown & Co. provides investment advisory services. It manages investments in banking, transportation, oil and gas, cellular phones, home furnishings, and resort properties. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Child
President & Chief Executive Officer at CC Industries, Inc.

CC Industries, Inc. is a holding and management company, which through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of industrial manufacturing companies, including businesses in the transportation and process equipment industries. It focus its investment in the paper and packaging, packaging equipment, construction and building products, and transportation equipment. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Child
Founder at Painted Turtle

TO PROVIDE A CAMP ENVIRONMENT FOR CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN WITHOUT COST TO THEIR FAMILIES.

Child-In-Law

Whitney Museum of American Art exhibits or sells artwork. The museum was founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education
MBA
Class of 1949

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BS in Chemical Engineering
Class of 1946

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

PRIVATE SOCIAL CLUB PROVIDING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, GUEST ROOMS, BANQUET FUNCTIONS, AND FINE DINING FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS MEMBERS.

Member
Current

A PRIVATE MEMBERSHIP COUNTRY CLUB TO SERVE THE SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL NEEDS OF ITS MEMBERS.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Henry Crown & Co. provides investment advisory services. It manages investments in banking, transportation, oil and gas, cellular phones, home furnishings, and resort properties. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President
Prior

General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology. The company was formed in 1952 through the combination of the Electric Boat Company, Consolidated Vultee (CONVAIR) and several others. The company grew organically and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when they sold many of our defense-related businesses. Starting in the mid-1990s, they began expanding by acquiring combat vehicle-related businesses, additional shipyards, information-technology product and service companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

President
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1989 - Prior

Maytag Corp. designs, manufactures and markets residential and commercial products. It operates in two segments, home appliances and commercialp products. Its home appliances segment engages in the manufacture, sale and servicing of laundry products, dishwashers, refrigerators, cooking appliances, and floor care products. It is located in Newton, IA

Chairman
1974 - 2006

General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology. The company was formed in 1952 through the combination of the Electric Boat Company, Consolidated Vultee (CONVAIR) and several others. The company grew organically and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when they sold many of our defense-related businesses. Starting in the mid-1990s, they began expanding by acquiring combat vehicle-related businesses, additional shipyards, information-technology product and service companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Esmark, Inc. operated as an holding company created to house the investment. It has focused on several key industries including oil and gas exploration, aviation, real estate, technology, and sports management. The company was founded on January 19, 1973 and was headquartered in Hinsdale, IL.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS or JTSA) is located in New York. It is one of the academic and spiritual centers of Conservative Judaism, and a major center for academic scholarship in Jewish studies

President & Director
Prior
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

To support and carry out the exempt purposes of the jewish federation of metropolitan chicagoand the jewish united fund.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $20K
2019

Ravinia Festival Association provides professional music shows. Its programs include reach programs, teach programs, instrument game, and program for jazz. The company was founded in 1904 and is located in Highland Park, IL.

$25K - $50K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$25K - $50K
2017

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$2,800
2019

Representative from Illinois's 5th Congressional District

$2,700
2018

Senator at Office of the senator from Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema

Awards & Honors
Rank #18
2014
Chicago Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
2012
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Power 50
Rank #217
2011
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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