Charles Wyly life and biography

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Charles Wyly biography

Date of birth : 1933-10-13
Date of death : 2011-08-07
Birthplace : Lake Providence, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-11-23
Credited as : entrepreneur, businessman, Michaels stores

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Charles Wyly Jr. was an American entrepreneur and businessman, philanthropist, civic leader, and a major contributor to Republican causes and Dallas art projects. Charles was co-founder in 1984 of Michaels Stores.

On Sunday, August 7, 2011, Wyly, who maintained a home in the rural town of Woody Creek in Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colorado, was turning onto a highway near the local airport when his Porsche was hit by a sport utility vehicle according to the Colorado State Highway Patrol. Wyly died later at Aspen Valley Hospital.

His career includes:

Maverick Capital Co-Founder (1990-)
Michaels Stores Co-Founder (1984-)
Sterling Software Vice Chairman (1984-2000)
Sterling Software Co-Founder (1980)
Earth Resources Company Co-Founder (1968-80)
University Computing Company President (1969-73)
Bonanza Steakhouse Corp. Co-Owner (1967-89)
University Computing Company VP (1963-68)
IBM Sales, Service Bureau Corporation (1956-63)
Member of the Board of Earth Resources Company (1968-80)
Member of the Board of Michaels Stores (1984-2006, as Chairman, 2001-06)
Member of the Board of Sterling Software (1984-2000)
Member of the Board of University Computing Company (1973-77)
Eagle Scout 1950
Insider Trading 2010
Securities Fraud 2010
American Success PAC
Ashcroft 2000
Bush Pioneer 2000
Bush-Cheney '04
Bush-Quayle '92
Communities Foundation of Texas Chairman
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors

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