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John Allder Dunaway

John Allder Dunaway, American economist. Decorated Commander Star of Africa (Republic of Liberia). Member Phi Eta.; Mason.; Club: Monrovia.


  • Dunaway, John Allder was born on October 10, 1886 in Stockton, Missouri, United States. Son of William F. and Lucy J. (Allder) Dunaway.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1910, A.M., 1912.


    • Professor economics, King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 1912-1913. Graduate student and instructor in industry, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1914-1916. Chautauqua lecturer, 1916-1918.

      Treasurer Near East Relief, Aleppo district, Syria, 1919. Chautauqua lecturer, 1920. Assistant chief, later chief research div., Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1922.

      Statistician and provincial director of finances American Finance Commission, to Persia, 1922-1928. Economist, later senior marketing specialist, dairy section Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1935. Supervisor revenues Republic of Liberia, 1935-1938, became financial adviser, 1938.

      Acting director Telecommunications Carriers Association, Saudi Arabia, and chief Public Administration Division, retired 1953. Delaware of Liberia to United Nations Conference on International Trade, Havana, 1947-1948.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Member Phi Eta.; Mason. Club: Monrovia.


    • Married May C. Ferguson, July 20, 1916 (died July 10, 1917). Married second, Rosa Shayeb, August 22, 1920. Children: Allder, William, Sylvia.
    • father: William F. Dunaway
    • mother: Lucy J. (Allder) Dunaway
    • spouses: May C. Ferguson
    • Rosa Shayeb
    • children: Allder Dunaway
    • William Dunaway
    • Sylvia Dunaway
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    Born October 10, 1886
    Died June 20, 1969
    (aged 82)