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Harold Max Isbell

Harold Max Isbell, American writer, investor.


  • Isbell, Harold Max was born on September 20, 1936 in Maquoketa, Iowa, United States. Son of H. Max and Marcella E. Isbell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Loras College, 1959. Master of Arts, University Notre Dame, 1962. Graduate, University Michigan Grad School Bank Management, 1982.


    • Instructor University Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1963-1964. Assistant professor San Francisco College for Women, 1964-1969. Associate professor St. Mary's College, 1969-1972.

      With Continental Bank & Trust Company, Salt Lake City, 1972-1983, vice president, 1977-1983, commercial credit officer, 1978-1983, also board directors.


    • Editor, translator: The Last Poets of Imperial Rome, 1971, Ovid: Heroides, 1990. Contributor to publications in field of classical Latin literature and contemporary American literature.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Trustee Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Salt Lake City, 1977-1984. Member Utah Council for Handicapped and Developmentally Disabled Persons, 1980-1981. Board directors Ballet West, 1983-1990, emeritus, since 1990, Story Line Press, 1994-1999, Smuin Ballets, San Francisco, 1994-1999.

    Founder Catholic Foundation Utah, president, 1984-1986, trustee, 1984-1989. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Modern Language Association, Medieval Academy American, Alta Club.


    • Married Mary Carolyn Cosgriff, June 15, 1963. Children: Walter Harold, Susan Elizabeth, David Harold, Alice Kathleen.
    • father: H. Max
    • mother: Marcella E. Isbell
    • spouse: Mary Carolyn Cosgriff
    • children: Walter Harold Isbell
    • Susan Elizabeth Isbell
    • David Harold Isbell
    • Alice Kathleen Isbell
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    Born September 20, 1936
    • 1959
      Loras College
    • 1962
      University Notre Dame
    • 1982
      University Michigan Grad School Bank Management
    • 1963 - 1964
      Instructor, University Notre Dame
      South Bend, Indiana, United States
    • 1964 - 1969
      assistant, professor San Francisco College for Women
    • 1969 - 1972
      associate, professor St. Mary's College
    • 1972 - 1983
      with Continental Bank & Trust Company
      Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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