Chase and Beverly Morsey

Chase and Beverly Morsey's House

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Chase Morsey was an American business executive. He was born in 1919 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Morsey read History at Amherst College and graduated cum laude in 1941.

His first job after college was as an IBM salesman in Connecticut, after which he joined the Air Force, in 1942. After graduating from Officer Training School at Harvard Business School, in 1943, he was promoted at IBM to command the IBM Machine Records Unit, at the time the largest IBM punch card installation in the world, at team of 1,800 women and men that tracked all Air Force personnel, aircraft and spare parts around the world.

In 1942, he joined Ford as a junior member of the Whiz Kids. As a 29 year-old analyst, Chase managed to reverse a decision previously made by the Ford Board of Directors to scrap Ford's historical V-8 engine in favor of a weaker V-6 engine, a feat which gave him the nickname "The Man Who Saved the V-8". He eventually became a senior executive at the company and was responsible for the product concept as well as production of the iconic Thunderbird.

He then joined RCA Corporation – which was the owner of NBC and Hertz and numerous other businesses, where he was the vice president of marketing, executive vice president of operations, and chief financial officer.

In 1976, he founded the Morsey Oil and Gas Corporation, which successfully drilled over 180 wells in Duval County, Texas. He also owned his own dealership in Phoenix.

He played golf weekly with President Ronald Reagan, a leisure pastime than went on from 1989 until a few years before President Reagan's death.

Chase Morsey died at his home in Holmby Hills in February 2016.

This house is now owned by his wife, Beverly. He had six children, three of his and three of Beverly's.

The Movieland Directory states that this was also once the house of the actress Constance Campbell Bennett and that the singer and actor Rudy Vallée also lived at this address.
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