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Harold Russell Baxter

Harold Russell Baxter, business executive.


  • Baxter, Harold Russell was born on April 13, 1901 in LaFayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Charles A. and Etna Melissa (Byers) Baxter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1924.


    • With Halsey, Stuart & Company, securities, 1926-1932. Manager Pennington, Colket & Company, securities, 1932-1938. Partner W.H. Bell & Company, securities, 1938-1942.

      Secretary Donner Corporation, private investment advisory company, Philadelphia, 1942-1950, vice president, treasurer, 1950-1954, executive vice president, treasurer, 1954-1955. President Baxter & Stewart, Inc., investment adviser, Philadelphia, since 1956. Chairman preferred stockholders committee New York City&St. Louis R.R., 1945-1946, Executive Committee, director, since 1948.

      Director, Executive Committee Pacific Power & Light Company, Portland, Oregon. Director National Canada Corporation, Chicago. Vice president, director, Chairman executive Committee Virgin Islands Development Corporation.

      Member board 1st Atlantic Mortgage Corporation, Elion Instruments, Inc. Chairman of the executive committee Savannah (Georgia) Electric & Power Company. Director Citizens Utilities Company, Stamford, Connecticut Vice president Philadelphia Presbytery Homes, Inc., Philadelphia.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Clubs: Merion Cricket, Philadelphia Country, Yale (Philadelphia).


    • Married Evelyn VanBuren, June 30, 1925. Children: Donald Keith, Betty VanBuren (Mistress S. Bowman Wheeler, III).
    • father: Charles A. Baxter
    • mother: Etna Melissa (Byers) Baxter
    • spouse: Evelyn VanBuren
    • children: Donald Keith Baxter
    • Betty VanBuren (Mistress S. Bowman Wheeler Baxter
    • III) Baxter
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    Born April 13, 1901
    Died October 7, 1964
    (aged 63)