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Professional society administrator

Allan Wheeler Ferrin, American professional society administrator.


Ferrin, Allan Wheeler was born on August 10, 1921 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Dana Holman and Eleanor (Wheeler) Ferrin.


AB, Princeton University, 1943.


Salesman, advertising manager F.S. Crofts & Company (book publications), New York City, 1946-1948. With Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1949-1962, administrative assistant to chairman board, 1956-1958, vice president, 1958-1960, president, director, 1960-1962. General manager educational division Meredith Corporation, New York City, 1961-1973, vice president, 1968-1973, also director.

President AMACOM division American Management Associations, New York City, 1973-1978, corporation vice president, 1978-1979, senior vice president, 1979-1981. President American Management Assns./International, 1981-1983, senior vice president, chief finance officer, 1983-1984, executive vice president, 1985-1987. Executive recruiter International Executive Service Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1987-1990.


Served to 1st lieutenant Field Artillery Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Society Colonial Wars (New York and Florida chapters), Military Order of Loyal Legion of the United States, Sons of the American Revolution, Bath and Tennis Club Palm Beach, Everglades Club, Phi Beta Kappa (president Scarsdale 1959-1960), Phi Beta Kappa Associates (director 1972-1981, president 1975-1979, honorary director since 1981).


Married Barbara Hogate, September 18, 1943. Children: Barbara Ann Ferrin Lane, Allan Hogate.

Dana Holman Ferrin

Eleanor (Wheeler) Ferrin

Barbara Hogate

Barbara Ann Ferrin Lane Ferrin

Allan Hogate Ferrin