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Name Busch, Alfred E.
Othernames Busch, Alfred Eugene
Born 1914
Birthplace Riga, Latvia
Deceased 12/05/2006
Deceased where Naples, FL
Mother Busch, Ottilie Keuffel
Father Busch, Eugen
Spouse Elinor Thomsen Busch
Maria P. Busch
Children Elizabeth (Betsy) Crosby
Lanie Surrette
Carolyn Foster
Education MIT Class of 1937
Notes The New York Times, paid death notice, Dec. 10, 2006.

BUSCH--Alfred E. Age 92, died peacefully at home on December 5th. He was born in 1914 in Riga, Latvia and was raised in Koenigsburg, East Prussia. He came to the United States to attend MIT from which he graduated in 1937. Most of Alfred's business career was spent at K&E (Keuffel and Esser Company), a respected precision instrument company. He was elected President of the firm in 1961 and later was named Chairman. Under his leadership, K&E became a Fortune 500 company. Alfred lived in Short Hills, NJ from 1942 until 1995 and resided in Naples, FL from 1976 until his death. He served on the Boards of numerous organizations and companies including the Summit Trust Company, Overlook Hospital and the YMCA in Summit, NJ, First Jersey National Bank, and NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company. Other Board affiliations included the Leslie Company, Columbia Mutual Insurance Company, and Goodall Rubber Company. He was a member of the Advisory Board of Arkwright Insurance Company. Alfred was also a founding supporter of the Naples Philharmonic. He was predeceased in death by his two wives, Elinor Thomsen Busch and Maria P. Busch and a granddaughter. He is survived by daughters Lainie Surette of Rock Hall, MD, Betsy Crosby of Summit, NJ, and Carolyn Foster of Atlanta, GA, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 9 at Naples Memorial Funeral Home, 525 111th Avenue North, and a family service will be held in New Jersey in late December. Memorial contributions may be sent to the MIT Museum, K&E Slide Rule Collection, 265 Massachusetts Ave, N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
Occupation Keuffel & Esser Co., Hoboken: President / Chairman 1961-1976?
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Associated Records

Image of Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E 1867/1967. - Pamphlet

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E 1867/1967. - Pamphlet

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E [Keuffel & Esser] 1867/1967. Booklet, 8-3/8" wide x 9-1/2" high. pp. 36 plus covers. PDF on file. Full text is in notes as stated below; text file as docx and RTF on file. A history of the Keuffel & Esser Company on its centennial including the establishment in 1880 in Hoboken of offices and factory. (It ceased Hoboken operations circa 1968-1969.) This record has full description and holds the full text in notes. Online display will only show beginning to page 21. (The text in notes is broken into sections due to online database format limitations.) see archives 2009.006.0022.01 for text of pages 15 to 25 see archives 2009.006.0022.0

Image of TLS to Mayor Louis DePascale, Hoboken, from Alfred Busch, Pres., K&E, Dec. 8, 1966 - Letter

TLS to Mayor Louis DePascale, Hoboken, from Alfred Busch, Pres., K&E, Dec. 8, 1966 - Letter

Typed letter signed from Alfred E. Busch, President, Keuffel & Esser Co., Hoboken to Mayor Louis DePascale, Hoboken, December 8, 1966, re decision to participate in site for an Enviromental Sciences facility. Single leaf letterhead, 8-1/2" x 11". Text in notes. Mentions a "Mr. Grogan" (probably Edward T.) The program and facility referred to in the text was probably at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken. At the date of this letter, the company was already planning to move out of Hoboken to Morristown.

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E 1867/1967. - Pamphlet

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E [Keuffel & Esser] 1867/1967. Text file only of pages 15 to 25; see primary record 2009.006.0022 for full description and text of beginning to page 15. see archives 2009.006.0022.02 for text of pages 26 to 30 see archives 2009.006.0022.03 for text of pages 31 to end (The text in notes is broken into sections due to online database format limitations.) A history of the Keuffel & Esser Company on its centennial including the establishment in 1880 in Hoboken of offices and factory. (It ceased Hoboken operations circa 1968-1969.)

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E 1867/1967. - Pamphlet

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E [Keuffel & Esser] 1867/1967. A history of the Keuffel & Esser Company on its centennial including the establishment in 1880 in Hoboken of offices and factory. (It ceased Hoboken operations circa 1968-1969.) see archives 2009.006.0022 for primary record and text from beginning to page 15 see archives 2009.006.0022.01 for text of pages 15 to 25 see archives 2009.006.0022.02 for text of pages 26 to 30 see archives 2009.006.0022.03 for text of pages 31 to end (The text in notes is broken into sections due to online database format limitations.)

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E 1867/1967. - Pamphlet

Partners in Creating. The First Century of K+E [Keuffel & Esser] 1867/1967. A history of the Keuffel & Esser Company on its centennial including the establishment in 1880 in Hoboken of offices and factory. (It ceased Hoboken operations circa 1968-1969.) see archives 2009.006.0022 for primary record and text from beginning to page 15 see archives 2009.006.0022.01 for text of pages 15 to 25 see archives 2009.006.0022.02 for text of pages 26 to 30 see archives 2009.006.0022.03 for text of pages 31 to end (The text in notes is broken into sections due to online database format limitations.)

Image of Certificate, specimen stock: Keuffel & Esser Company (Hoboken, N.J.); Less than 100 shares Common Stock, par value $1.00 (1965). - Certificate, Stock

Certificate, specimen stock: Keuffel & Esser Company (Hoboken, N.J.); Less than 100 shares Common Stock, par value $1.00 (1965). - Certificate, Stock

Stock certificate specimen: Keuffel & Esser Company (Hoboken, New Jersey); Less than 100 shares Common Stock, par value $1.00, (1965). Printed and engraved certificate, 8" x 12" wide; imprinted "Specimen" over President (A.E. Busch - Alfred E. Busch) and Treasurer (Thomas R. Nye) facsimile signatures; three punched holes. Serial number: BN34700 Company stock issued earlier was held by family or officers. The company went public issuing common stock in September 1965. As a certificate for less than 100 shares and from text printed on back, it is suggested by both of these aspects that it may have been the specimen certificate intended for the stock issue made available to employees. See

Image of Certificate, specimen stock: Keuffel & Esser Company (Hoboken, N.J.); 100 Shares Common Stock, par value $1.00 (1965). - Certificate, Stock

Certificate, specimen stock: Keuffel & Esser Company (Hoboken, N.J.); 100 Shares Common Stock, par value $1.00 (1965). - Certificate, Stock

Stock certificate specimen: Keuffel & Esser Company (Hoboken, New Jersey); Common Stock, par value $1.00, for 100 shares, (1965). Printed and engraved certificate, 8" x 12" wide; imprinted "Specimen" over President (A.E. Busch - Alfred E. Busch) and Treasurer (Thomas R. Nye) facsimile signatures; three punched holes. Serial number: BN34700 Company stock issued earlier was held by family or officers. The company went public issuing common stock in September 1965. See notes and archives 2003.037.5040, Keuffel & Esser Company, 1965 Annual Report, page [18], Notes to Financial Statement. Hoboken is referenced in text on back: KEUFFEL & ESSER COMPANY WILL FURNISH TO ITS STOCKHOLDERS WITHO

Image of Plate: "Hoboken in New Jersey" (Steven's House). Blue Staffordshire plate made by 
Joseph Stubbs ca. 1825-1829. Alfred E. Busch association. - Plate, Dinner

Plate: "Hoboken in New Jersey" (Steven's House). Blue Staffordshire plate made by Joseph Stubbs ca. 1825-1829. Alfred E. Busch association. - Plate, Dinner

Plate: "Hoboken in New Jersey" (Steven's House). Blue Staffordshire plate made by Joseph Stubbs circa 1825-1829. From the collections of the late Alfred E. Busch: presentation stand with plate holder and typewritten description on plaque. Dual association with Hoboken as the owner was a significant figure in Hoboken industry and the Stevens homestead was a landmark in regard to Hoboken's early development. A gift to Busch from Kenneth Stiles, Major General, U.S. Air Force Reserve. See notes for transcripton of the plaque. Date of presentation is not stated or known except that it was likely in the 1960s. Busch became President of Keuffel & Esser Co. in 1961 (and by birth, he was a