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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Carl B. Menges

Mr. Menges received his A.B. cum laude in 1951 from Hamilton College and his M.B.A. in 1953 from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

In 1966, he joined the investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where, before its purchase in 2000 by Credit Suisse, he rose to the position of vice chairman. Mr. Menges also served at DLJ as chairman and chief executive officer of Wood, Struthers & Winthrop Management Corp; chairman of the Financial Services Group; managing director of the Equities Division; managing director of the International Division; and syndicate manager for the Banking and Institutional Sales Division. Before DLJ, Mr. Menges held the position of divisional marketing manager for Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation.

He was director of Tiedemann Investment Group, trustee and chairman of the Planning Committee of Hamilton College, trustee of the Boys Club of New York, and treasurer and trustee of Allen Stevenson School. He is a life trustee of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a member, Investment and Budget Committee, Council on Foreign Relations, and a trustee of the New-York Historical Society.

Mr. Menges has a long-standing interest in history and the founding of the United States. In 2001, he sponsored a conference at Hamilton College on Alexander Hamilton. The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton (NYU Press, 2006) derived from that conference and is dedicated to Mr. Menges. He is a founding board member of the Alexander Hamilton Institute, which is featured in ACTA’s Intelligent Donor’s Guide to College Giving.