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Thomas Daniel Burke
Age: 38
Occupation: Managing director
Worked for: Cantor Fitzgerald
Originally from:
Resided in: Bedford Hills, NY
School:
College: Holy Cross
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From NY Times Oct 31, 2001

'Bonds: Financial and Family'

Tom Burke was the quintessential Wall Street man.

He broke into the bond business this way: It was 1985 and he was fresh out of Holy Cross. Nobody wanted him. Undeterred, he put on his suit every day and attended training courses at Liberty Brokerage B uninvited. Impressed, the company hired him after three months.

Eventually, Mr. Burke, 38, became a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, heading the government bond desk. He lived with this wife and children in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

He had a big personality. He knew how to hold his drink and when to hold his cards. He was the kind of person you wanted to be seated next to at a dinner party.

That was the Wall Street man. There was also the private man.

"He was successful, but that's not what made him happiest," said his sister, Nancy Salter. "It was his family."

That was the part the young guns did not see, the part not learned in college. Tom Burke's mother always had a happy birthday. Tom Burke's family never wondered where Daddy was. Tom Burke's friends never lay sick, alone.
-- Anon ()
31 Oct 2001

Mr. Burke, 38, a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, heading the government bond desk. He lived with this wife and children. He had a big personality. He knew how to hold his drink and when to hold his cards. "Tom Burke's mother always had a happy birthday. Tom Burke's family never wondered where Daddy was. Tom Burke's friends never lay sick, alone.
-- Deborah Romilly ()
09 Nov 2001

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