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Harland Hill Allen

Harland Hill Allen, American economist. Recipient Man of Year citation Dakota Weslyan U., 1961. Member American Economics Association, American Statistical Association (past president Chicago.

Background

  • Allen, Harland Hill was born on December 9, 1887 in Loyalton, South Dakota, United States. Son of Albert Barnes and Harriet Mabel (Hill) Allen.

  • Education

    • Student, Dakota Wesleyan University.

    Career

    • Editor, public Roscoe (South Dakot) Reveille, 1911-1912. President Growth Research, Inc. (successors to Harland Allen Assos.

      Dean Roosevelt College School Commerce, Chgo.

    Works

    • Editor, public Roscoe (South Dakot) Reveille, 1911-1912. Superintendent public schools, Kersey, Colorado, 1915-1916. Professor economics North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, 1917-1919.

      Fellow, teaching assistant University of Chicago, 1919-1921. Instructor economics University of Illinois, 1921-1922. Professor economics, dean School Commerce, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mech College, 1923-1924.

      Economist Halsey, Stuart & Company, Chicago, 1927-1929, Foreman State National Bank, 1929-1931. President Growth Research, Inc. (successors to Harland Allen Associates, investment mgrs.), 1931-1961, Chairman of the Board, 1961-1968.

      Founder, chief executive Growth Industry Shares, Inc., 1946-1964. Dean Roosevelt College School Commerce, Chicago, 1947-1949, Executive Committee, Chairman of the Board, 1959-1963. Charter member board La Salle Fund, Chicago.

      Finance and industrial research, South America, 1972. Visiting lecturer Dakota Wesleyan University, 1973. Lecturer, writer.
    • Author: Whither Interest Rates, 1939, The Businessman’s Stake in American-Soviet Friendship, 1943, Investing for Growth-Why and How, 1957, How the Science Revolution is Changing the Social Order, 1964.

      Series World Economic Perspectives for the 1970’s, 1970-1971, Portentous Credit Inflation, 1979. Syndicated newspaper column Your Money Problems, 1924-1929, Harland Allen Economic Letter, 1932-1944. Contributor: articles to Business and Society.

      Others. Board of directors Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakot, Edward A. Filene Good Will Fund. Chairman Chicago chapter Committee to Defend American, 1941.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Member American Economics Association, American Statistical Association (past president Chicago. Clubs: City (director), Mid-Am, Investment Analysts (president 1932-1933).

    Connections

    • Married Florence Brooks, May 28, 1927 (deceased.; married Alma Louise Petersen, August 8, 1965. Children: Franklin (deceased), Rolaine Kay Allen Groves.
    • father: Albert Barnes Allen
    • mother: Harriet Mabel (Hill) Allen
    • spouses: Florence Brooks
    • Alma Louise Petersen
    • children: Franklin Allen (deceased)
    • Rolaine Kay Allen Groves Allen
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    Born December 9, 1887
    Died June 15, 1985
    (aged 97)
    Nationality

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