Andrew B. Craig Family
Andrew B. Craig was raised in Jasper, NY, a small farm town. He rose from management trainee to CEO of M&T Bank in Buffalo, where he worked for 26 years. He spent over a decade of his latter banking years at Boatmen’s Bancshares of St. Louis, where he was Chairman. When Charlotte, NC-based NationsBank acquired Boatmen’s, one of the largest bank mergers in US history at the time, he was named Chairman of the combined institutions. He occupied that office until NationsBank merged with Bank of America. After a four-decade-long career in banking, he cofounded RiverVest, a venture capital firm in St. Louis that invests in life science companies, where he worked until retiring at the age of 80. He was a member of countless corporate and community boards. While in Buffalo, he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Buffalo General Hospital and Canisius College among others. In St. Louis, he served on the boards of Anheuser-Busch, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Laclede Gas, Petrolite Corporation, and Washington University, to name a few. He was active in numerous civic affairs in both St. Louis and Buffalo, heading Civic Progress in St. Louis, the United Way of Greater St. Louis Campaign, Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce, and the St. Louis Council of the Boy Scouts of He attended Cornell University, and ultimately graduated from the University of Buffalo, before serving in the Army.. Andy will be remembered most for his patience, problem solving skills, wisdom, generosity, and devotion to his family. In his memoirs, Andy wrote, “I sincerely believe that actions speak louder than words and one learns more by listening than by talking.” Outside of family, his passions were hunting and fishing.