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Timothy Dalton

Class of 1960

Awarded in 2010
50th Reunion Award

Focus. Some of us have it and some of us don’t. Most of us certainly don’t have it as high schoolers looking ahead to a career. But in his 1956 application essay to Beloit College, Timothy Dalton, Jr. wrote that he wanted to study actuarial science. And he knew that to succeed as an actuary he would need a “well rounded college curriculum.” Once at Beloit, Tim definitely took the well-rounded route, taking classes in government, anthropology, chemistry, math, English, religion, physics, and Spanish.

2010 marks 50 years since Tim Dalton became a Beloit alumnus and the investment management career that occupies that time frame is both monumental and inspiring. After two years at Beloit, he went on to earn degrees at Northwestern University and Princeton. From here a storied career ensued with such achievements as being a managing partner at Franklin Capital Investors, senior vice president and a director of Robinson Humphrey, senior vice president of Oppenheimer Capital, and president of Dillon, Read Capital. In 1990 Tim struck off to form his own company, Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Company, where today he still serves as chairman.

During his career Tim has given generously of time and money to many organizations including the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, the Vail Valley Music Festival, Northwestern University, and the Dalton Foundation Scholarship at Beloit College.  Tim also served a crucial role on the college’s Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1995. During his tenure he headed a committee that worked hard to establish a more productive and professional investment policy for the college that would ensure future financial success.

And so on behalf of the entire Beloit College community we recognize Timothy Dalton, Jr. with the college’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Citation.