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Harry Wilbur Ketchum, American former government official. Member Pi Kappa Alpha.


Ketchum, Harry Wilbur was born on May 10, 1910 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. Son of John Henry and Arial (Harkrader) Ketchum.


Bachelor of Arts Denver, 1933. Master of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School Business Administration, 1935.


Instructor economics University Connecticut, 1935-1936. Assistant professor business administration Judson College, Marion, Alabama, 1936-1939. Chairman department statistics, professor economics, dean undergraduate division, director School Social Science and Public Affairs, American University, 1939-1947.

Assistant chief marketing division, chief distribution cost section Office Industry and Commerce, United States Department Commerce, 1947-1950. Charge alumnium task force, light metals division Non Performing Asset, 1950-1951. Director program review staff and director program coordination and review division Office Civilian Requirements, 1951-1952, chief emergency flood mission Missouri-Mississippi river basins, 1952, deputy assistant administrator for civilian requirements, 1952, deputy to assistant director and director distribution costs division, 1952-1953.

Director office distribution Business and Defense Services Administration, 1952-1963, director marketing information division, 1963-1964. Economist Office Chemicals and Consumer Products, 1964-1968. Director marketing information staff division Business and Defense Services Administration, 1968-1971.

Special detail Office Emergency Planning, 1971. Director Office Exceptions Review Price Commission, 1971-1973. Financial economist Office Business Research and Analysis, Bureau Competitive Analysis, United States Department Commerce, 1973-1975.

Business manager House of Ruth, Inc., 1975-1981, Martha's Table Inc., since 1981.


Member Pi Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Masons.


Married Sybil Mae Leuty, June 8, 1935. Children– Harry Wilbur, Lynne Anne.

John Henry Ketchum

Arial (Harkrader) Ketchum

Sybil Mae Leuty

Harry Wilbur Ketchum

Lynne Anne Ketchum