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Floyd Reed Harrison

Floyd Reed Harrison, American publishing executive, federal official. member Federal Farm Loan Board, 1927-1931.


  • Harrison, Floyd Reed was born on October 30, 1889 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Martin Luther and Evelyn Blanche (Johnson) Harrison.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education, Emerson Institute, Washington, District of Columbia. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown Law School, 1912.


    • 1 daughter, Margaret. Secretary to secretary of agriculture, 1915-1917. Assistant to secretary of agriculture, 1917-1921.

      Assistant to managing director War Finance Corporation, 1921-1925. Director War Finance Corporation, 1925-1929, and member liquidating committee of same, 1929-1931. Member Federal Farm Loan Board, 1927-1931.

      Assistant to chairman R.F.C., 1932. Assistant to governor Federal Reserve Board, 1931-1933. Secretary and treasurer Washington Post Public Company, 1933-1934.

      Comptroller, The Washington Post, 1934-1939. Treasurer 1939-1947, treasurer and director Washington Post Company, since 1947.


    Member Federal Farm Loan Board, 1927-1931. Clubs: National Press (Washington).


    • Married Henrietta O’Reilly, August 28, 1913.
    • father: Martin Luther Harrison
    • mother: Evelyn Blanche (Johnson) Harrison
    • spouse: Henrietta O’Reilly
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    Born October 30, 1889
    Died September 25, 1961
    (aged 71)