Former Manhattan Trustee and Business Icon Passes Away

Muriel Siebert, a 15-year member of Manhattan College's board of trustees, dies at the age of 84.

Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, a woman of many firsts in the business world, including becoming the first female member of the New York Stock Exchange, and a former member of Manhattan College’s board of trustees, died on Aug. 24. She was 84.

Siebert came to New York from her native Cleveland in 1954. She worked for a number of business firms before her historic move to a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1967. Founder and president of Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc., she was one of the first to create a discount brokerage when the law allowed in 1975.

At Manhattan College, Siebert served as a member of the College’s board of trustees from 1975 to 1990, and chaired the finance committee. Chair of the 1986 De La Salle Dinner, she also was the Horan Lecture Series speaker in 2008. The recipient of many awards throughout her career, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the College in 1994.

Read more about Siebert on The New York Time’s website.