James Crown

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James S. Crown
Born (1953-06-25) June 25, 1953 (age 63)
Residence Chicago
Nationality United States
Occupation Businessman

James Schine Crown (born June 25, 1953)[1] is an American businessman and heir. He is president of Henry Crown and Company, a family investment company.[2] He is a director of JPMorgan Chase & Co., General Dynamics and Sara Lee. He is also the managing partner of the Aspen Skiing Company.[3]

Crown is the grandson of Chicago industrialist Henry Crown and the son of billionaire Lester Crown and Renée Schine. He is the brother of Susan Crown. He is Jewish.

He earned a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1976 and a law degree from Stanford Law School in 1980. He served as chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago from 2003 to 2009.[4][5]


  1. ^ "James S. Crown". NNDB. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Daly, Louise (October 17, 2005). "Crown Family". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Condon, Scott (July 8, 2008). "Aspen Skiing Co.'s Jim Crown shares views on the ski industry". Aspen Times. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "University's Board of Trustees vote James Crown as new Chairman, succeeding Edgar Jannotta". University of Chicago Chronicle. June 13, 2003. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "James Crown to step down as Chairman of the Board of Trustees". University of Chicago Chronicle. February 12, 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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