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September 16, 2009


Bloomberg - James McDonald, chief executive officer of New York investment firm Rockefeller & Co., died from a single gunshot wound that was probably self- inflicted, officials in Massachusetts said. His body was found in a car behind an auto dealership in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County district attorney's office in New Bedford. While police didn't find a note, McDonald had called his wife earlier in the day, Miliote said. McDonald, who was 56, headed Rockefeller & Co. for more than eight years, building the former family office founded by oil man John D. Rockefeller in 1882 into a wealth manager with $25 billion in client assets. Paris-based Societe Generale SA last year bought 37 percent of Rockefeller Financial Services, parent of Rockefeller Co., to add wealthy clients in the U.S. . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While police didn’t find a note, McDonald had called his wife earlier in the day, Miliote said."

If that was used as reasoning for calling it suicide, just when was the last time he called home?

That's some fine police work there Lou...

September 17, 2009 10:19 AM  

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