Baltimore, MD, 12/3/1983:
for J. Creighton Riepe, a nationally known authority on
municipal bonds, will be at 11 a.m. today at the chapel of
the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street.
Mr. Riepe died Thursday at the Keswick Home after an illness
of several years. He was 84.
Baltimore, Mr. Riepe attended public schools and several
business colleges before beginning his banking career in
1921, traveling the Eastern Shore as a bond salesman.
In 1928, he joined the Union Trust Company as manager of
investments, rising to assistant vice president by 1933,
when he left to join W.W. Lanahan & Co. as head of its
municipal bond department. In 1941, Mr. Riepe joined Alex.
Brown and Sons, becoming partner in 1942. He was
chairman of the Municipal Securities Committee for the
Southeastern Group of the Investment Bankers Association of
America, which he served as chairman in 1944. In 1939,
chaired a national committee to form a code of uniform
practices among the nation's municipal bond dealers. He was
active in promoting legislation in Maryland to safeguard
investors in municipal bonds, as well as municipal
taxpayers, and he served on the State Planning Commission's
subcommittee on uniform accounting.
He rose to
national prominence in the field of tax-free revenue
financing through his leadership in the sale of bonds for
the funding of such projects as the Delaware Memorial and
Chesapeake Bay bridges, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, the
Potomac River Bridge and the Elizabeth River Tunnel in
Portsmouth, Va. During the late 1960s, he served as an
advisor on the city's efficiency and economy commission.
He was a director of the Western Maryland Railway and a
president during the 1940s of the Municipal Bond Club of
Baltimore, which elected him to honorary membership in May.
He was a former
member of the vestry of the Church of the Redeemer, the
Bachelors Cotillion, the Maryland Club, the Elkridge Club
and the Merchants Club, and an honorary member of the Mount
Vernon Club. Mr. Riepe was married three times, to the
former Eleanor Thomas Stump, the former Elizabeth Cushing
Knapp, and the former Anne Riggs Follis, all deceased. A
son, J. Creighton Riepe, Jr., died October 20, in Charlotte
Court House, Va.
Mr. Riepe is
survived by three sons, George M.S. Riepe of Monkton, John
T. Riepe, of Baltimore, and the Rev. Charles K. Riepe, of
Bel Air; a brother, Harry U. Riepe, of Bradshaw; a sister,
Ruth Evans, of Baltimore; nine grandchildren, and eight
great-grandchildren. Creighton is buried in Druid
Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, MD."
was kindly transcribed and contributed by Anne Stewart Riepe
(#862), granddaughter of Creighton.