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Pearce Shepherd

Pearce Shepherd, American actuary. Fellow Society Actuaries (president 1958-1959); member Home Office Life Underwriters Association (president 1946), Phi Beta Kappa, East Orange New Jersey.

Background

  • Shepherd, Pearce was born on December 3, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edwin S. and Alice Mary (Pearce) Shepherd.

  • Education

    • Student Western State Normal School, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1916-1920. Bachelor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1924.

    Career

    • Clerk, Marcus Gunn & Lynn A. Glover, Chicago, 1921-1925, North American Reassurance County, New York City, 1925-1928, assistant actuary and assistant secretary, 1928-1932. Mathematician Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, 1932-1935, assistant actuary, 1935-1942, associate actuary, 1942-1943, 2d vice president, 1943-1947, vice-president and associate actuary, 1947-1954, vice-president and actuary, 1954-1959, vice president, chief actuary, 1959-1962, senior vice-president and chief actuary, 1962-1966. Chairman Executive Committee Medical Information Bureau, 1963.

      Chairman Health Insurance Council, 1965. Secretary United States section, permanent committee for International Congresses Actuaries.

    Membership

    Fellow Society Actuaries (president 1958-1959). Member Home Office Life Underwriters Association (president 1946), Phi Beta Kappa, East Orange New Jersey.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Doheny, November 25, 1919.
    • father: Edwin S. Shepherd
    • mother: Alice Mary (Pearce) Shepherd
    • spouse: Margaret Doheny
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    Born December 3, 1901
    Died September 5, 1969
    (aged 67)
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