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Albert Hamilton Gordon
Born July 21, 1901
Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
Died May 1, 2009 (aged 107)
New York, New York, USA
Occupation Wall Street entrepreneur

Albert Hamilton Gordon (July 21, 1901 – May 1, 2009)[1], was a businessman who transformed the Wall Street firm of Kidder Peabody, taking charge in 1931 and retiring before its sale to General Electric. He continued to come to his office at Deltec Asset Management several times a week until he was over 100.[1]

During his life, he was well-known for his physical fitness—he made it a habit to walk from downtown New York to Idlewild/JFK Airport. He also ran marathons into his 80s, exercised daily until his death, and would regularly play golf, without a golf cart, carrying his own clubs (although he usually made do with only a handful of clubs, rather than an entire bag).

Past 100 years old he continued to serve as the chairman of the Trollope Society[2] and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Roxbury Latin School, having graduated from there in 1919 and served as a Trustee since 1940; among his philanthropic activities were generous donations both to the School and to Harvard University.[1]

At the time of his death, he was the oldest living alumnus of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. He ran marathons into his eighties[3], and was a trustee of the New York Road Runners Club.[1]


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