Funston, (George) Keith(1910–92) business executive, college president; born in Waterloo, Iowa. A banker's son, he worked his way through Trinity College and Harvard Business School before becoming a salesman for American Radiator, and later, Sylvania. From 1945–51 he was president of Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.), where he managed to increase the college endowment by 50 percent. He led the New York Stock Exchange through a period of revival and sustained expansion from 1951–67 before ending a varied career as part-time chairman of the Olin Mathieson Chemical Company (1967–72).
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