JOHN R. JAKOBSON, a private investor and former Wesleyan Trustee, died Apr. 7, 2017, at age 86. He received his degree with honors and with distinction in history. In 1952 he received an MBA from Harvard University Business School. He then pursued a career on Wall Street, purchasing a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1955, and becoming one of its youngest members. After leaving the floor of the Exchange, he maintained his own trading desk at several firms, and at his death was associated with Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., Inc. He served on the Wesleyan University Board of Trustees for many years, and in 1989 received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Survivors include his wife, Joan Caraganis Jakobson; a son, Nicholas W. Jakobson ’05; two daughters, Jenna Torres and Maggie Wheeler, from his first marriage to Barbara Jakobson; five grandchildren; his sister; and a nephew, Peter Jakobson Jr. ’81. He was predeceased by a son, John, and by his brother, Peter Jakobson Sr.