Carl B. Menges and the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) were recently lauded in a case study by the Fund for Academic Renewal (FAR).
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 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, Financial Services Group; Managing Director of the Equities Division; Managing Director of the International Division; and Syndicate Manager for Banking and Institutional Sales Division. Before DLJ, Mr. Menges held the position of Divisional Marketing Manager for Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation.
He was Director, 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 and Member, Investment and Budget Committee, Council on Foreign Relations. 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.