1960.6.21今天接到 Neil Starr *的電報 因而談起Neil Starr 是很熟得朋友 過去他在Middlebury 郡北部推行冬季運動 花了數十萬的美金是很有效的 Middlebury College 學校校長Strotton 送他一個名譽學位. 他因為沒有得過學校學位 很不好意思去接受 和我商量. 我勸他去並且答應陪他去接受學位他才大膽接受了這是一個完全靠自己奮鬥出來的人*C. V. Starr 先生後來兩次各捐2萬五美金整健行胡適紀念館
Cornelius Van der Starr also known as Neil Starr or CV Starr (October 15, 1892 – December 20, 1968) was an American businessman and Office of Strategic Services operative who founded the American International Group (AIG) insurance corporation and a major philanthropic foundation.
Early lifeStarr was born in Chicago, Illinois with the name Neil Starr, where his Dutch father was a railroad engineer. He began his first business, selling ice cream, at the age of nineteen.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1918 but was not sent overseas. Instead, he joined the Pacific Mail Steamship Company as a clerk in Yokohama, Japan. Later that year, he traveled to Shanghai where he worked for several insurance businesses.
AIGIn 1919 he founded AIG in Shanghai, then known as "American Asiatic Underwriters" (later "American International Underwriters"). His first employee, and office boy, was Sir Edwin Manton, who eventually became Chairman of A.I.U. and Executive Vice-President of AIG. Eventually, he hired Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's father as his driver, saw exceptional promise in the young man, paid for his education, and hired him as a trainee. It has been reported that he worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II while in China. One interesting point is that, after the war, he hired O.S.S. captain Duncan Lee, a lawyer, who was the long-term General Counsel of AIG. AIG left China in early 1949, as Mao Zedong led the advance of the Communist People's Liberation Army on Shanghai, and Starr moved the company headquarters to its current home in New York City. AIG was once the world's largest insurance company.
LegacyIn 1955 he founded the C. V. Starr Foundation, to which he left his residuary estate, after a special bequest in the eight figures and his house in Brewster to his niece, on his death in 1968. The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University was named for Starr in recognition of an endowment gift by the Starr Foundation in 1981. The C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of Illinois. There is also the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley, which houses 900,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other East Asian languages, making it one of the top two such collections in the United States outside of the Library of Congress. Students at Hofstra University will know C.V. Starr Hall as home to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, a state-of-the-art technologically advanced building, which opened for classes in the fall of 2000 and houses the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room complete with a stock ticker that is delayed only 15 minutes from Wall Street. The CV Starr Center for the American Experience in Chestertown, MD works in conjunction with Washington College to promote the American Pictures Series at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. 
Starr is the great-uncle of lawyer and former solicitor general Kenneth Starr, who was the Independent Counsel appointed to investigate the Whitewater controversy.
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Robert H. Jackson March 1938–January 1940
United States Solicitor General
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