chief executive officer of Travelers Group insurance company who became
a national advocate for research into Lou Gehrig's disease after being
diagnosed with it, who became CEO of Travelers' predecessor company in
1998 and assumed the same title after the merger of the St. Paul Cos.
Inc. with Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in 2004, who was diagnosed
in 2014 with a form of Lou Gehrig's disease (a terminal
neurodegenerative condition also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
or ALS) and stepped down as CEO in December 2015 but stayed on as
executive board chairman and spearheaded philantrhopic efforts related
to ALS research.
Cause of Death: Complications of ALS
Born: November 4, 1952
Died: August 19, 2016
Location: Paramus, New Jersey