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Orvis Adrian Schmidt

Orvis Adrian Schmidt, American banker. member div. Monetary Research, 1938-1940; Member American Economics Association Chevy Chase Doctor of Medicine.


  • Schmidt, Orvis Adrian was born on January 28, 1912 in Gresham, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Walter Anthony and Elise (Rockman) Schmidt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1933. A.M., Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts, 1935. Student of University of Chicago, 1935-1936.


    • United States Treasury representative, American Embassy, Brazil, S.A., 1937-1938. Member div. Monetary Research, 1938-1940. Assistant director, Foreign Funds Control, 1941, director, 1944-1947.

      Associate director div. Monetary Research, March-November 1947. Staff loan department International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Washington, District of Columbia, 1947, assistant to loan director, 1949-1951, assistant director department operations, Western Hemisphere, 1952-1956, director, 1956-1964.

      Special adviser to the President, 1964-1967. Liaison with Inter-American Committee for Alliance with Progress, 1964-1967.


    Member div. Monetary Research, 1938-1940. Member American Economics Association Chevy Chase Doctor of Medicine.


    • Married Elizabeth Merriam, November 14, 1936. Children: Roger Merriam, Brian Kirkwood, Research assistant.
    • father: Walter Anthony Schmidt
    • mother: Elise (Rockman) Schmidt
    • spouse: Elizabeth Merriam
    • children: Roger Merriam Schmidt
    • Brian Kirkwood Schmidt
    • Research assistant Schmidt
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    Born January 28, 1912
    Died November 20, 1967
    (aged 55)