Hank Greenberg Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of former AIG Chief Executive Officer Hank Greenberg.

Birth date:
May 4, 1925

Birth place: New York, New York

    Birth name: Maurice Raymond Greenberg

    Father: Jacob Greenberg

    Mother: Ada (Rheingold) Greenberg

    Marriage: Corinne (Zuckerman) Greenberg

    Children: Jeffrey; Evan; Scott; Cathleen

    Education: University of Miami, B.A., 1948; New York Law School, LL.B., 1950

    Military: U.S. Army, Captain

    Other Facts:
    Recipient of the Bronze Star for his service during the Korean War.

    Chairman of the Board of The Starr Foundation.

    1952-1960 -
    Works for Continental Casualty Company.

    1960 - Begins working for insurance company American International Group (AIG). Greenberg's hiring at AIG includes an appointment as a vice president of C.V. Starr and Company.

    1968-2005 - CEO of AIG. Greenberg resigns in the midst of the New York attorney general's investigation into accounting fraud at AIG.

    1988-1995 - Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    1994-1995 - Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    May 2005 - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer files a lawsuit against Greenberg, charging him with engaging in fraud to exaggerate AIG's finances. The case is on-going.

    2005-present - Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr and Company.

    September 16, 2008 - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announces an emergency $85 billion loan to AIG to rescue the company, on condition that the federal government own 79.9% stake in the company. Greenberg is AIG's largest individual shareholder before the bailout, with 11% ownership in the company.

    April 2009 - The loan expands to $184.6 billion. The government eventually owns 92% stake in the company.

    2009 - The Securities and Exchange Commission charges Greenberg for his involvement in the fraudulent accounting transactions that inflated AIG's finances. Greenberg agrees to pay $15 million in penalties.

    November 21, 2011 - Greenberg and his Starr International Company sues the federal government for $25 billion, claiming the 2008 takeover was unconstitutional. Starr International also sues the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in federal district court in Manhattan.

    November 2012 - Greenberg and Starr International's lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is dismissed. The ruling is upheld in appeals court in January 2014.

    January 2013 - Greenberg's book, "The AIG Story," is released.

    May 2013 - Greenberg's lawsuit against the federal government achieves class action status. 300,000 stockholders, including AIG employees and retirees, would share the reward if they win the class action lawsuit.

    June 25, 2013 - A New York appeals court rules that the 2005 lawsuit, filed by then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, against Greenberg will not be dismissed.

    July 2013 - Greenberg files a lawsuit against Spitzer, alleging defamation related to statements Spitzer made between 2004 and 2012.

    June 25, 2014 - After granting a request by Spitzer to dismiss most of his statements, a judge rules that Greenberg's defamation lawsuit against Spitzer will still go to trial.

    October 6, 2014 - Greenberg and Starr International's class action lawsuit against the government officially begins in the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. Closing arguments take place on April 22, 2015.