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Floyd Reed Harrison

publishing executive , federal official.

Floyd Reed Harrison, American publishing executive, federal official. member Federal Farm Loan Board, 1927-1931.


Harrison, Floyd Reed was born on October 30, 1889 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Martin Luther and Evelyn Blanche (Johnson) Harrison.


Preparatory education, Emerson Institute, Washington, District of Columbia. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown Law School, 1912.


1 daughter, Margaret. Secretary to secretary of agriculture, 1915-1917. Assistant to secretary of agriculture, 1917-1921.

Assistant to managing director War Finance Corporation, 1921-1925. Director War Finance Corporation, 1925-1929, and member liquidating committee of same, 1929-1931. Member Federal Farm Loan Board, 1927-1931.

Assistant to chairman R.F.C., 1932. Assistant to governor Federal Reserve Board, 1931-1933. Secretary and treasurer Washington Post Public Company, 1933-1934.

Comptroller, The Washington Post, 1934-1939. Treasurer 1939-1947, treasurer and director Washington Post Company, since 1947.


Member Federal Farm Loan Board, 1927-1931. Clubs: National Press (Washington).


Married Henrietta O’Reilly, August 28, 1913.

Martin Luther Harrison

Evelyn Blanche (Johnson) Harrison

Henrietta O’Reilly