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Forrest Comer Lattner was an investment banker, oil executive and philanthropist. Mr. Lattner became the largest shareholder of the Central Louisiana Electric Company and chairman of its executive committee. In 1961, he founded the Delray Oil Company in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Lattner also founded The Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

Mr. Lattner graduated from the University of Texas in 1924. He went to work for the Guaranty Trust Company in Manhattan and later became a managing partner of Lazard Freres & Company in New York City.

A resident of Delray Beach, Florida since 1946, Mr. Lattner passed away in April 1989, at age 87.

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