John Fred William Riepe & Anna Wilhelmina [Luetger] Riepe Joseph Creighton Riepe, Sr. Bertha Fredericka [Riepe] Lord Ruby Fern Riepe & Otis Wendell Riepe Sophia [Peine] Riepe Josephine Catherine [Riepe] Ernst  

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April 17, 1899 - December 1, 1983

Obituary from The Sun, Baltimore, MD, 12/3/1983:

"Services 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.

Born in 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."

This obituary was was kindly transcribed and contributed by Anne Stewart Riepe (#862), granddaughter of Creighton.


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