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Howard Chandler Reeder

Howard Chandler Reeder, American insurance executive. Fellow Society Actuaries; member Alpha Sigma Phi.


  • Reeder, Howard Chandler was born on June 2, 1906 in Johnstown, Colorado, United States. Son of Arthur J. and Maude (Swinburne) Reeder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Iowa, 1927.


    • Associate actuary Royal Union Life Insurance Company, 1927-1933. Actuary, manager Country Life Insurance Company, Chicago, 1933-1941. Vice president Continental Assurance Company, Chicago, 1941-1947, director, executive vice president, 1947-1956, president, 1956-1963, also vice Chairman of the Board, 1962-1965, chairman, chief Executive officer, 1965-1971.

      Chairman, chief Executive officer Continental Casualty Company, 1965-1971. Chairman of the Board National Fire Insurance Company, Transportation Insurance Company, Transcontinental Insurance Company, American Casualty Company, Valley Forge Insurance Company, Valley Forge Life Insurance Company. Chairman of the Board, president CNA Financial Corporation, until 1971, chairman of the executive committee, 1971-1972.

      Director Illinois State Bank Chicago Illinois vice president American Life Convention, 1950-1963, president, 1967-1968. Director Ziegler Coal Company.


    Fellow Society Actuaries. Member Alpha Sigma Phi. Clubs: Chicago, Chicago Athletic.


    • Married Helen Macallister, August 16, 1930. Children: Jean Elizabeth, John Macallister.
    • father: Arthur J. Reeder
    • mother: Maude (Swinburne) Reeder
    • spouse: Helen Macallister
    • children: Jean Elizabeth Reeder
    • John Macallister Reeder
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    Died October 24, 1977
    (aged 71)