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Former I.I.I. President Gordon Stewart Dies

Gordon Stewart, 75, former president of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), died Wednesday, November 26, in his hometown of Garrison, New York.
December 3, 2014

Gordon Stewart, 75, former president of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), died Wednesday, November 26, in his hometown of Garrison, New York.

Stewart joined the Institute in 1989 as executive vice president and in 1991 became its president until his retirement in 2006. Stewart was appointed President Jimmy Carter's deputy chief speechwriter in 1977. From 1982 to 1989, Stewart was vice president of the American Stock Exchange.

Dr. Robert Hartwig, president of the I.I.I., said Stewart had an "astute understanding" of how government operates, which was critical to understanding the insurance industry, particularly in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "It is impossible to sum up the impact that Gordon had on this organization," said Hartwig. "He was an extraordinary man, who greatly influenced not only the Institute but the insurance industry as a whole, on an international scale. He will be deeply missed by all."

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