RICHARD MEDLEY
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Dr. Richard H. Medley 1951-2011 Dr. Richard H. Medley, passed away after a brief illness at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, November 16, at the age of 60. Richard was born to Richard and Alice Medley in Rochester, N.Y. on October 3, 1951. Having served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970-1973 and achieving the rank of Airman First Class, he received his B.A. in political science at Ohio State University and subsequently earned his Ph.D., M. Phil, and M.A. degrees from Yale University, where he also taught political philosophy. Richard had recently founded and served as CEO of RHM Global, a geopolitical and economic intelligence firm dedicated to providing hedge funds and high-net-worth clients with advance news alerts before these potential media headlines could impact the financial markets. Previously, Richard was a partner, managing director and chief political advisor at Soros Fund Management, where he first initiated and developed his concept of a global intelligence network. In 1995, he founded Medley Global Advisors, which soon became the dominant political and geopolitical intelligence firm in the hedge fund and proprietary trading community. That firm was sold in 2005 to a group of private investors. Prior to his tenure with Soros Fund Management, Richard had served as Chief Economist for the House Banking Committee and Chief of Staff for the Democratic leadership in the U.S. Senate under Robert Byrd. He left Senator Byrd's staff to become head speechwriter for Geraldine Ferraro's Vice Presidential campaign during the 1984 election. Richard served on the boards of Yale University, Claremont Graduate University and Sacred Heart in New York City. He was also a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. An avid sailor, Richard was often referred to as "the wonderful compass" for the guidance and direction he always provided to family and friends. In keeping with nautical terminology, he also nicknamed his second wife Dorinda, "my true north." Richard is survived by wife Dorinda C. Medley, children Paige and Aidan Medley, stepdaughter Hannah Lynch, and brother Robert Medley. He was loved like a son by his in-laws, John and Diane Cinkala. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held Monday, November 21 at 11 a.m. at the Brick Church, located at 1140 Park Avenue (between East 91st and East 92nd Street). A private burial service will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at St. Peter's Cemetery in Great Barrington, Mass.


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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 19, 2011.
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November 22, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Rahoczy / Gladu families
Andrea Rahoczy Gladu
November 21, 2011
A wonderful teacher, Master of macro and a true inspiration. I will miss you
Douglas Borthwick
November 21, 2011
So sorry to hear about Richard Passing. My heart goes out to Dorinda and family. May god give you the strength to heal.
xoxo - Dave, Heide and family
November 21, 2011
Dorinda and family:
Our heartfelt sympathy during this time of sorrow.Liz & Mike DiGrigoli & family
November 20, 2011
I worked with Richard as his Executive Assistant for three years. He was a very special, full of life and kind person. May he rest in peace...
Dorothy Aaronson
November 20, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Maureen Murray
November 19, 2011
I met Richard and Dorinda at a party last summer when they graced our table. The conversation was stimulating. Being an economist myself, we exchanged some very engaging emails. Some people you get a sense of a person. That was my experience. I was most disappointed to hear the news. Patric Hale (Greenwich, CT).
Patric Hale
November 19, 2011
I am sorry to hear about Richard's passing. He and Maureen Murray was the most kind employer. I ever had.
Joram Mata
November 19, 2011
Both Sue and I are sorry to hear of Richard's passing. He will be missed.
We are also sorry that we will not be able to be there for the service on Monday. We both have committments that we are unable to change.
Richard Nurse
November 19, 2011
Sincere thoughts of appreciation to a man that touched many lives.
Clifford Dawson
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