Granger K. Costikyan

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Granger Kent Costikyan (29 March 1907 – 10 March 1998) was an Armenian-American banker. His father who was from Merzifon in the Sivas Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) had immigrated from Constantinople in 1884, and organised the successful import firm, Costikyan Freres (later known as Kent-Costikyan, Inc.) which still exists and specializes in oriental carpets.[1] Granger was educated at Hotchkiss School, graduating in 1925, and Yale University, graduating in 1929. He was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society.[2]

Costikyan was with the New York Trust Company from 1929 to 1959, and was for many years a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman. He was Vice President of the Chemical Bank of New York, from 1959 to 1962; and Senior Vice President of the First Bank System of Minneapolis, from 1962 to 1969. Costikyan also served as Chairman of the First Bank System of Minneapolis.

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  2. ^ Crile, George (1992). The way it was: sex, surgery, treasure, and travel, 1907-1987. Kent State University Press.