Courtlandt S. Gross

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Courtlandt Sherrington "Cort" Gross

Death: Died
Cause of death: murdered
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Haven Gross and Mabel Bowman Bell
Husband of Alexandra Van Rensselaer Devereux
Brother of Robert Ellsworth Gross

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About Courtlandt S. Gross

Courtlandt Sherrington "Cort" Gross (21 November 1904 – 15 July 1982) was an American aviation pioneer and executive who served as a leading officer of Lockheed Corporation for 35 years. He retired as Chairman in 1967.

Life and career

Gross was born in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Harvard University. He and his brother Robert E. Gross purchased the company in 1932 and built it into an aerospace conglomerate.

Gross, his wife Alexandra Van Rensselaer Devereux Gross, and their housekeeper Catherine O'Hara VanderVeur were murdered in their home in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Drifter Roger P. Buehl was convicted of the murders.

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Courtlandt S. Gross's Timeline

November 21, 1904
July 15, 1982
Age 77