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July 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John S.R. Shad, a former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman who initiated an investigation of Drexel Burnham Lambert and then went on to try to clean up the brokerage as its head, has died. He was 71. Shad died Thursday in New York after heart surgery, said his daughter, Leslie Shad.
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July 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John S.R. Shad, a former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman who initiated an investigation of Drexel Burnham Lambert and then went on to try to clean up the brokerage as its head, has died. He was 71. Shad died Thursday in New York after heart surgery, said his daughter, Leslie Shad.
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BUSINESS
June 16, 1987 | From The Washington Post
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman John S. R. Shad will be leaving the commission this week to become ambassador to the Netherlands. He discussed his SEC career with Washington Post Staff Writer David A. Vise. Question: You will be remembered as the SEC chairman who presided over the $100-million case against Ivan F. Boesky. If you were writing the history book, what would you say about your role and the SEC's role in the Boesky matter?
BUSINESS
June 16, 1987 | From The Washington Post
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman John S. R. Shad will be leaving the commission this week to become ambassador to the Netherlands. He discussed his SEC career with Washington Post Staff Writer David A. Vise. Question: You will be remembered as the SEC chairman who presided over the $100-million case against Ivan F. Boesky. If you were writing the history book, what would you say about your role and the SEC's role in the Boesky matter?
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June 3, 1987 | United Press International
The Senate confirmed John Shad, head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as ambassador to the Netherlands along with ambassadors to Tunisia, Bulgaria, Brunei, Lesotho and the Marshall Islands.
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January 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands John Shad will be leaving his post next month, the U.S. Embassy said today, adding to speculation he may become chairman of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. Shad, 65, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been ambassador in The Hague since June, 1987. Earlier this month the company confirmed that Shad had been offered the top post at Drexel, which is at the center of a government investigation of insider trading on Wall Street.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1989 | From Reuters
Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., whose Beverly Hills office pioneered high-yield bonds, rolled out a bit of Hollywood glitz in Tokyo today to try to breathe life into the sagging U.S. junk bond market. Japanese investors hold only about 5% of outstanding junk bonds and analysts fear that share could erode in the wake of highly publicized problems in the market.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1986
Defense spending and insider trading on the stock market are among the topics to be discussed on TV's public affairs shows this weekend, with a major rock concert offering an alternative for the more entertainment-minded. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger will discuss the defense budget on "Firing Line" at 5 p.m. Sunday (Channel 28).
NEWS
March 21, 1987 | United Press International
John Shad, who as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission has presided over the most sweeping fraud crackdown in Wall Street history, was nominated Friday by President Reagan to be ambassador to the Netherlands. Shad, 63, a former vice chairman of E. F. Hutton & Co. who has been head of the SEC since 1981, would succeed L. Paul Bremer III as ambassador. He must be confirmed by the Senate.
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June 17, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan today chose David S. Ruder, a Northwestern University law professor with no prior government experience, to become chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In a statement announcing the nomination, Reagan cited Ruder's "expertise in the areas of securities anti-fraud provisions, insider trading, tender-offer regulation and SEC enforcement" in assuming the chairman's post.
MAGAZINE
August 30, 1987
"Michael is one of my best friends in the business, but I'd rather have a buffer dealing with him. It's because he's such a persistent salesman. He's a bulldog. He grabs you by the pants and is still there shaking you when you're trying to get away." --JAMES CAYWOOD, PACIFIC CENTURY GROUP "The more leveraged takeovers and buyouts today, the more bankruptcies tomorrow." --JOHN SHAD, FORMER CHAIRMAN, SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION "I don't think money has anything to do with what he does.
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