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James Howard Yocum

James Howard Yocum, American investment adviser.


  • Yocum, James Howard was born on September 23, 1926 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Lehman and Helen (Jost) Yocum.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Merchant Marine Academy, 1947. Bachelor in Economics cum laude, Harvard University, 1948. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1952.


    • Trustee, Penn Square Mutual Fund, Reading, since 1957. Vice president, secretary, director Yocum Brothers, Inc., since 1954. Director Hamilton Bank, Reading.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Chairman Berks County chapter National Foundation, 1966-1968, Foundation Reading Area Community College, since 1983. Trustee Kings Point Fund, since 1965, vice president, 1968, president, 1969. Trustee Reading Musical Foundation, vice chairman, 1968.

    Board directors Wyomissing Institute Fine Arts, president, 1963-1967, 70. Vice chairman Penn Square Commission, City of Reading, since 1979. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1954.

    Member Pennsylvania Society New York, United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association (president 1978-1981), Explorers Club, Sons of the American Revolution. Clubs: Masons (Philadelphia, New York City) (32 degree), Shriners (Philadelphia, New York City), Harvard (Philadelphia, New York City). Wyomissing (Reading) (president 1969, 70), Maidencreek Fish and Game (Reading) (president since 1968).


    • father: George Lehman Yocum
    • mother: Helen (Jost) Yocum
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    Born September 23, 1926
    • 1947
      Merchant Marine Academy
    • 1948
      Harvard University
    • 1952
      Harvard University
    • 1954
      vice president, Yocum Brothers
    • 1954
      secretary, Yocum Brothers
    • 1954
      director, Yocum Brothers
    • 1957
      Reading, United Kingdom, United Kingdom