DONALD G. C. SINCLAIR, a successful
superintendent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York,
born, April 5, 1874, in Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland,
son of Andrew and Charlotte Calder Sinclair. He attended the public school
of his native village, crossing the Atlantic at the age of sixteen and
settling at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, where he engaged in the real estate
and insurance business. In 1894, he came to New York City. He arrived on
Sunday and on Monday secured employment as an agent with the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Co. At the end of six months, he was made assistant
superintendent, serving for three years. For the past eighteen years he
has been a superintendent.
Mr. Sinclair is a man of great
energy and his success and advancement are due to earnest, persistent
effort. His business and social associations are extensive. He is a
trustee of the Commonwealth Savings Bank, New York, and a member of both
the national and local Associations of Life Underwriters. He served as
President of the local association in 1909. He is a member of the
Greenwood Lodge, F. & A. M. Culdean Chapter, H. A. M., Damascus Commandery,
K. T., and Kismet Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He is a member of the St.
Andrew’s Society of the State of New York and of the Montauk Club,
Mr. Sinclair married, March 31,
1897, Maude Lewis Pearce, daughter of Harry and Hannah Pearce, of
Brooklyn, N. Y. They have three children:
Maude M., born May 17, 1902; D. G.
C. Sinclair, Jr., born January 9, 1905; and Calder Pearce, born January
19, 1907. Mr. Sinclair has been President of the Caledonian Hospital,
Brooklyn, since its organization seven years ago, and has worked day and
night for its interest. On New Years Day, 1916, the building, located at
53 Woodruff Avenue, accommodating twenty-five beds, was formally opened.
Mr. Sinclair has travelled
extensively abroad, in Great Britain and on the Continent of Europe, and
in America. His home is at 34 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn: his business
address, 11 East 24th Street, New York City.