Le ‘Tony’ Tri, SEC economist, dies

August 29, 2013
Le ‘Tony’ Tri
SEC economist

Le “Tony” Tri, who spent 37 years as a financial economist at the Securities and Exchange Commission until retiring in 2007, died Aug. 1 at his home in Fort Washington. He was 79.

The cause was cancer, said a son, Robert Tri.

At the SEC, Mr. Tri specialized in the economics of the securities industry, stock exchanges and international capital markets.

Le Manh Tri was born in Hanoi and was a son of a governor of Quang Ninh province. Mr. Tri came to the United States on a college scholarship and was a 1958 economics graduate of St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. He received a master’s degree in economics from George Washington University in 1963.

He became a U.S. citizen while in graduate school and helped his siblings and their families emigrate before and after South Vietnam fell to communism in the 1970s.

He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Veronica Clark Tri of Fort Washington; three children, Robert Tri of Palo Alto, Calif., Michael Tri of Charlotte, N.C., and Annette Corder of Kill Devil Hills, N.C; two brothers; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein