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Hans Heymann


Hans Heymann, economist. Decorated Austrian War Cross. Member American Association of University Teachers of Insurance, American Economics Association.


Heymann, Hans was born on June 27, 1885 in Koenigsberg, Prussia. Son of Johann Richard and Johanna (Sommerfeld) Heymann.


Student Royal Friedrichs College, Koenigsberg. Studied philosophy, political economy and law, University of Berlin. Doctor of Philosophy., Albertina U., Koenigsberg.


Became naturalized citizen of the United States, February 15, 1943. Formerly executive and chairman of life insurance companies and mortgage banks, Berlin. Founded Association for Currency and Finance Reform, Berlin, 1920, and was chairman During the Weimar Republic was economic advisor on credit and currency to the German Foreign Office, 1921-1932.

Worked for Franco-German understanding, Paris. 1930-1932; research, Berlin and London, 1932-1936. Came to the United States, 1936, and introduced property life insurance.

Granted charter for company to sell property life insurance in New York and Illinois, 1937. Research professor of economics, Rutgers University, 1939-1943. Professor of Economics, Sampson College, Sampson, New York, 1946-1948.

Visiting lecturer in economics, University of Illinois, 1948-1949. Lectures on private and social insurance, long-term credit, mortgage banking, economics geography and significance of atomic energy.


  • Author: Property Life Insurance, 1939. Plan for Permanent Peace, 1941. We Can Do Business with Russia, 1945.

    Also several books published in Germany. Contributor about 200 economic articles to American publications.


Member American Association of University Teachers of Insurance, American Economics Association.


Married Ella Jeannette Catz, September 8, 1913. Children: Ilse, Inge-Maria, Hans, Eva.

Johann Richard Heymann

Johanna (Sommerfeld) Heymann

Ella Jeannette Catz

Ilse Heymann

Inge-Maria Heymann

Hans Heymann

Eva Heymann