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Ralph M. Hower

Ralph M. Hower, educator, business consultant. Decorated Bronze Star (United States); Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with gold star (France). Served to colonel Quartermaster Corps., Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi.; Club: Harvard (New York City).

Background

  • Hower, Ralph M. was born on August 25, 1903 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Edward Charles and Etta (Kistler) Hower.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1925. Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford, 1928, Master of Arts, 1953. Doctor of Commercial Science, Harvard, 1935.

      Doctor Philosophy and Letters, U. Navarra (Spain), 1967.

    Career

    • Instructor economics U. Kansas, 1928-1930. Research assistant business history Harvard, 1930-1934, instructor business history, 1934-1935, assistant professor, 1935-1946, associate professor, 1946-1949, professor business administration, 1949-1970, professor emeritus, 1970-1973. Professor Management Development Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1960-1961.

      Cons. administration, executive development several orgns. and corporations. Member advising committee Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, Barcelona, Spain. President Community Council of Weston, Massachusetts, 1947-1949.

      Board Assessors, Weston, Massachusetts, 1955-1960. Trustee Business History Foundation.

    Works

    • Author: The Preservation of Business Records, 1937. The History of an Advertising Agency, 1939, review edit., 1949. The History of Macy’s of New York, 1943.

      The Administrator (with John Desmond Glover), 1949, review edit., 1973. (with Charles D. Orth 3d) Managers and Scientists, 1963.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served to colonel Quartermaster Corps., Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi. Club: Harvard (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Niven, June 27, 1928. Children: Alison Mary Steuart, Robert Kistler.
    • father: Edward Charles Hower
    • mother: Etta (Kistler) Hower
    • spouse: Elizabeth Niven
    • children: Alison Mary Steuart Hower
    • Robert Kistler Hower
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    Born August 25, 1903
    Died August 2, 1973
    (aged 69)
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