Cornelius Vander Starr

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Maurice R. Greenberg

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Starr's "hand-picked successor" was Maurice Greenberg, who took a lead role in forming AIG as a Starr subsidiary.
He is currently chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. (C.V. Starr), a diversified financial services firm that is named for the founder of AIG, Cornelius Vander Starr.

University of California, Berkeley

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Starr attended University of California, Berkeley from 1910 to 1911 before dropping out and returning to his hometown of Ft. Bragg, CA.

AIA Group

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In 1919 he founded what was then known as American Asiatic Underwriters (later American International Underwriters) in Shanghai, China, a global insurance and investment organization.
AIA traces its roots to 19 December 1919 when Cornelius Vander Starr founded what was then known as American Asiatic Underwriters in Shanghai, China (later American International Underwriters).

The Starr Foundation

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In 1955 he founded the C. V. Starr Foundation, to which he left his entire residuary estate, after a small amount in the eight figures along with his house in Brewster was awarded to his niece upon his death in 1968.
The Starr Foundation was established in 1955 by Cornelius Vander Starr, an insurance entrepreneur who founded C.V. Starr & Co. and other companies later combined by his successor, Maurice R. Greenberg into what became the American International Group.

American International Group

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Starr's "hand-picked successor" was Maurice Greenberg, who took a lead role in forming AIG as a Starr subsidiary.
AIG was founded December 19, 1919 when American Cornelius Vander Starr (1892-1968) established a general insurance agency, American Asiatic Underwriters (AAU), in Shanghai, China.

Stowe Mountain Resort

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Starr was also an early investor in skiing at Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont, acquiring the Stowe Mountain Resort in 1949.
It in turn was owned since 1949 by insurance mogul C.V. Starr, founder of the

Frank G. Zarb School of Business

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Students at Hofstra University will know C.V. Starr Hall as home to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, a state-of-the-art technologically advanced building, which opened for classes in the fall of 2000 and houses the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room complete with a stock ticker that is delayed only 15 minutes from Wall Street.
One of the newest structures on Hofstra's campus, C.V. Starr Hall, is a state-of-the-art, technology-enriched building which opened for classes in the fall 2000 semester.

Office of Strategic Services

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V. Starr''' (October 15, 1892 – December 20, 1968) was an American businessman and operative of the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA, who was best known for founding, in 1919, C.V. Starr & Co. (Starr Companies) in Shanghai, China. It has been reported that he worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II while in China.

Central Intelligence Agency

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V. Starr''' (October 15, 1892 – December 20, 1968) was an American businessman and operative of the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA, who was best known for founding, in 1919, C.V. Starr & Co. (Starr Companies) in Shanghai, China.

English people

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Starr was born to parents of English and Dutch ancestry.

Dutch people

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Starr was born to parents of English and Dutch ancestry.

Railroad engineer

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His father was a railroad engineer.

Ice cream

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There he began his first business venture, selling ice cream, at the age of nineteen.

World War I

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He joined the U.S. Army in 1918 but was never deployed overseas because World War I had ended.

Pacific Mail Steamship Company

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Unable to resist a strong urge to travel and understand the world, he joined the Pacific Mail Steamship Company as a clerk in Yokohama, Japan.

Yokohama

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Unable to resist a strong urge to travel and understand the world, he joined the Pacific Mail Steamship Company as a clerk in Yokohama, Japan.

Japan

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Unable to resist a strong urge to travel and understand the world, he joined the Pacific Mail Steamship Company as a clerk in Yokohama, Japan.

Shanghai

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In 1919 he founded what was then known as American Asiatic Underwriters (later American International Underwriters) in Shanghai, China, a global insurance and investment organization. Later that year, he traveled to Shanghai where he worked for several insurance businesses.

Insurance

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Later that year, he traveled to Shanghai where he worked for several insurance businesses.

China

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In 1919 he founded what was then known as American Asiatic Underwriters (later American International Underwriters) in Shanghai, China, a global insurance and investment organization.

Chinese Century

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He had long been aware of the described and looming "Chinese Century".

World War II

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It has been reported that he worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II while in China.

Mark Fritz

In 2000, Mark Fritz wrote in the article entitled The Secret (Insurance) Agent Men for the Los Angeles Times: "They knew which factories to burn, which bridges to blow up, which cargo ships could be sunk in good conscience. They had pothole counts for roads used for invasion and head counts for city blocks marked for incineration. They weren't just secret agents. They were secret insurance agents. These undercover underwriters gave their World War II spymasters access to a global industry that both bankrolled and, ultimately, helped bring down Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Newly declassified U.S. intelligence files tell the remarkable story of the ultra-secret Insurance Intelligence Unit, a component of the Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA, and its elite counterintelligence branch X-2.

Los Angeles Times

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In 2000, Mark Fritz wrote in the article entitled The Secret (Insurance) Agent Men for the Los Angeles Times: "They knew which factories to burn, which bridges to blow up, which cargo ships could be sunk in good conscience. They had pothole counts for roads used for invasion and head counts for city blocks marked for incineration. They weren't just secret agents. They were secret insurance agents. These undercover underwriters gave their World War II spymasters access to a global industry that both bankrolled and, ultimately, helped bring down Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Newly declassified U.S. intelligence files tell the remarkable story of the ultra-secret Insurance Intelligence Unit, a component of the Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA, and its elite counterintelligence branch X-2.