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Edward Krehbiel

sales executive

Edward Krehbiel, American sales executive. member Phi Beta Kappa (Kansas 1902, Chicago, 1906), Phi Gamma Delta.


Krehbiel, Edward was born on November 16, 1878 in Summerfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Christian and Susanna (Ruth) Krehbiel.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1902. Studied at Harvard, and École des Chartes, Paris. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1906.


Associate and instructor University of Chicago, 1906-1909. Associate professor European history, 1909-1912, professor, 1912-1921, Stanford. Professor same, Columbia University Summer School, 1911-1912, 1914-1916, at Summer School University of Southern California, 1917, 19.

Research work at Washington, 1915-1916. Investigator with “The Inquiry,” 1917-1918. Director speakers’ bureau, and historian, United States Food Administration for California, 1918.

Publicity manager, 1919-1921, merchandise manager, 1921-1925, Weinstock, Lubin & Company, Sacramento, California. New York merchandise manager of J. L. Hudson Company, Detroit, 1925-1926. Retail Stores manager Gorham County, New York, 1926-1929.

General manager, treasurer Gorham, Inc., 1929-1948, retired. Chairman Retail Jewelers Code Committee, 1933-1934. Director National Better Business Bureau.

Member Phi Beta Kappa (Kansas 1902, Chicago, 1906), Phi Gamma Delta.


  • Author: The Interdict, 1909. Syllabus of Lectures on International Conciliation (with David Starr Jordan), 1912. Nationalism, War and Society, 1916.

    Geographic Influences in British Elections, 1916. Translator of Luchaire’s Social France at the Time of Philip Augustus, 1912.


Member Phi Beta Kappa (Kansas 1902, Chicago, 1906), Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Blind Brook, New York Sales Managers.


Married Mary L. Billings, April. Children: Christine, Martha, Susannah Ruth.

Christian Krehbiel

Susanna (Ruth) Krehbiel

Mary L. Billings

Christine Krehbiel

Martha Krehbiel

Susannah Ruth Krehbiel