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Mr. John A. Gavin

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Founder and Chairman

Phone: (713) ***-****  HQ Phone
Gamma Holdings Llc
510 Bering Drive #242
Houston , Texas 77057
United States

Company Description: Gamma Holdings, LLC is a Houston based company with links to mayor cities in United States, South and Central America, Europe and India. The company mainly focus in...   more

Employment History

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  • Bachelor of Arts degree , Economic History
    Stanford University
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John Gavin was born John Anthony Golenor on April 8, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Before entering government full-time, Gavin served with distinction in the U.S. Navy as an air intelligence officer from 1952-1955, pursued concurrent careers in business and the entertainment field and accumulated considerable public service experience.
After his service in the Navy he was offered a screen test and signed with Universal where he was hyped as the next Rock Hudson. Handsome and debonaire John Gavin's first film was Behind the High Wall (1956) and his first major lead was in the classic and much beloved weeper Imitation of Life (1959) opposite Lana Turner.
John Gavin was nominated to serve as U.S.
After the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, Mr. Gavin and his wife, actress Constance Towers, offered aid to those in need of medical and rehabilitation assistance.
Mr. Gavin said, "The operation (rescue work during the Mexico City earthquake of 1985) was successful precisely because and everyone involved worked as a team. Such an immediate and effective response by the Embassy community made a difference where it counted most - in saving lives and relieving pain for those directly affected. We can all be proud of this achievement."
He has co-founded and managed successful ventures in the U.S. and Latin America. After leaving his position as ambassador in the spring of 1986, Gavin was named president of Univisa Satellite Communications, a subsidiary of Univisa, Inc. He is founder/chairman of Gamma Holdings and serves on the boards of: Apex Mortgage Capital, International Wire Holdings; KKFC. Inc; and is a trustee and director of certain Merrill Lynch mutual funds. He is also a member of the Latin America Strategy Board of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst. Previously he was a managing director and partner of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst (Latin America) as well as a director of Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), Dresser Industries, Claxson and several other major corporations. He serves on several boards, pro bono, including The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, and the California Community Foundation. Mr. Gavin is a member of the Congressional Policy Advisory Board as a defense and foreign policy expert.
The Century Council is an organization dedicated to fighting alcohol abuse. Its focus is on drunk driving and underage drinking problems and is supported by America's leading distillers. The Honorable John A. Gavin served as The Century Council's founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from May 1991 until December 1994. He then served on the Council's Advisory Board until 1996.
John 'Jack' Gavin is a fifth generation native of Los Angeles. Gavin and his wife, the former Constance Mary Towers, have four children, Cristina and Maria Gavin and Michael and Maureen McGrath.
CLICK HERE to read the mini-article on John Gavin in the June 2003 issue of Biography Magazine.
LISTEN TO John Gavin speak at the Ashbrook Major Issues Lecture Series at the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.
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------------ Notes :* Directors who are or may be deemed to be interested persons of the Fund as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940 , as amended ( the 1940 Act ).
Haden and Gavin have not previously served on the Board of Directors of TCW GALILEO FUNDS INC..
Haden and Gavin , current nominees for the Board , are also standing for election to the Board of Directors of CVT.
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