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Harold Russell Baxter

business executive

Harold Russell Baxter, business executive.


Baxter, Harold Russell was born on April 13, 1901 in LaFayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Charles A. and Etna Melissa (Byers) Baxter.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1924.


With Halsey, Stuart & Company, securities, 1926-1932. Manager Pennington, Colket & Company, securities, 1932-1938. Partner W.H. Bell & Company, securities, 1938-1942.

Secretary Donner Corporation, private investment advisory company, Philadelphia, 1942-1950, vice president, treasurer, 1950-1954, executive vice president, treasurer, 1954-1955. President Baxter & Stewart, Inc., investment adviser, Philadelphia, since 1956. Chairman preferred stockholders committee New York City&St. Louis R.R., 1945-1946, Executive Committee, director, since 1948.

Director, Executive Committee Pacific Power & Light Company, Portland, Oregon. Director National Canada Corporation, Chicago. Vice president, director, Chairman executive Committee Virgin Islands Development Corporation.

Member board 1st Atlantic Mortgage Corporation, Elion Instruments, Inc. Chairman of the executive committee Savannah (Georgia) Electric & Power Company. Director Citizens Utilities Company, Stamford, Connecticut Vice president Philadelphia Presbytery Homes, Inc., Philadelphia.


Clubs: Merion Cricket, Philadelphia Country, Yale (Philadelphia).


Married Evelyn VanBuren, June 30, 1925. Children: Donald Keith, Betty VanBuren (Mistress S. Bowman Wheeler, III).

Charles A. Baxter

Etna Melissa (Byers) Baxter

Evelyn VanBuren

Donald Keith Baxter

Betty VanBuren (Mistress S. Bowman Wheeler Baxter

III) Baxter