Courtlandt S. Gross

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Courtlandt Sherrington "Cort" Gross

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Villanova, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States
Cause of death: murdered, along with his wife and their housekeeper
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Lockheed executive
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About Courtlandt S. Gross

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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

1904
November 21, 1904
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1982
July 15, 1982
Age 77
Villanova, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States