Courtlandt S. Gross

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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[edit]

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.[1][2][3] Drifter Roger P. Buehl was convicted of the murders.[4]


  1. ^ Robbins, William (July 17, 1982). 3 Killed in Mansion on Philadelphia's Main Line. New York Times
  2. ^ Flint, Peter B. (July 17, 1982). Courtlandt S. Gross and His Wife Dominant in Main Line's Society. New York Times
  3. ^ United Press international (September 19, 1982). Trial Ordered in Gross Case. New York Times
  4. ^ Robbins, William (January 19, 1983). Jury returns guilty verdict in Main Line triple murder. New York Times

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