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Horace Rowan Gaither

Horace Rowan Gaither, American banker. Awarded Presidential Certificate of Merit, 1948; named Alumnus of Year, University of California, 1959. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, American, California bar associations, American Bar Foundation (honorary), Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Order of Coif.

Background

  • Gaither, Horace Rowan was born on November 23, 1909 in Natchez, Mississippi, United States. Son of Horace Rowan and Marguerite (Chamberlain) Gaither.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity California, 1929, Bachelor of Laws, 1933, Doctor of Laws (honorary), 1957.

    Career

    • Rowan, III, James Castle. Admitted to California bar, 1933. Assistant to general counsel, Farm Credit Administration, 1933-1936.

      Partner Cooley, Crowley & Gaither and successor firms, 1936-1953, of counsel, since 1953. General partner Draper, Gaither & Anderson, since 1959. Director Hewlett Packard Company, United Electrodynamics.

      Chairman of the Board The Mitre Corporation. Lecturer University of California School of Law, 1941-1942. Chairman of the Board The Rand Corporation, 1948-1959.

      Assistant director, Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1942-1945. Consultant National Defense Research Committee, 1942. Director Study for Ford Foundation, 1949-1950, became associate director Ford Foundation, 1951, president, 1953-1956, chairman of board, 1956-1958, trustee.

      1958; trustee American Heritage Foundation. Director Pacific National Bank of San Francisco.

    Membership

    Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, American, California bar associations, American Bar Foundation (honorary), Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi, Order of Coif.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Cameron Castle, July 18, 1931. Children: h.
    • father: Horace Rowan Gaither
    • mother: Marguerite (Chamberlain) Gaither
    • spouse: Charlotte Cameron Castle
    • child: h Gaither
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    Born November 23, 1909
    Died April 7, 1961
    (aged 51)
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