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Major Branson Foster

Major Branson Foster, American economist. Member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Royal Economics Society (London), Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Alpha Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Nu Epsilon.; Mason (32°, Shriner).

Background

  • Foster, Major Branson was born on January 6, 1892 in Robertsville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Joshua Burnsides and Sarah Ann (Du Pee) Foster.

  • Education

    • Graduate Chilhowee Institute, Seymour, Tennessee, 1907. Bachelor of Arts, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1910, A.M., 1911. Studied, Cornell Univercity, 1911-1913.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Marjorie Helen. Teacher public schools, Tennessee, 1907. Instructor physics Carson-Newman College, 1909-1910.

      Principal Watauga Academy, Butler, Tennessee, 1910-1911. Fellow political economy Cornell Univercity, 1912-1913. Assistant to dean, instructor economics New York University School Commerce, Accounts and Finance, 1913-1915.

      Assistant professor economics, secretary School Commerce, Accounts and Finance, 1915-1918. Assistant to Chairman, Board Of Directors Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1918-1919. Automobile distributor, 1919-1920.

      Administrative Officer Alexander Hamilton Institute, 1920-1929, now president. Also president Alexander Hamilton Institute, Ltd. (Canada); professor banking and finance New York University, since 1923, department chairman, 1923-1955.

      Director, member Executive Committee Cheltenham Art Center.

    Works

    • Author: Banking, 1917. Co-author: Money and Banking, 1936. Editor-in-chief: Modern Business Series, Business Conditions Service.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Royal Economics Society (London), Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Alpha Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Nu Epsilon. Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Lawyers, Lotos (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Margaret Vertner, October 12, 1918.
    • father: Joshua Burnsides Foster
    • mother: Sarah Ann (Du Pee) Foster
    • spouse: Helen Margaret Vertner
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    Born January 6, 1892
    Died July 4, 1958
    (aged 66)
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