Log In

Henry Alfred Burd Edit Profile

business consultant

Henry Alfred Burd, business consultant.


Burd, Henry Alfred was born on July 12, 1889 in Armstrong, Illinois, United States. Son of William Frazee and Mary Elizabeth (Bass.) Burd.


Bachelor of Science, Illinois Weslyan University, 1910. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Illinois Weslyan University, 1957. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1911.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1915.


Instructor English, University of Wisconsin, 1915-1917; executive secretary, Wisconsin State Council Defense, 1917-1919; secretary-treasurer, Ellwood Tractor Company, 1919-1923; secretary-treasurer, Rosen Heating Company, 1923-1924; associate professor business administration, U. Wash, Seattle, 1924-1927; professor marketing, head department marketing, transportation and foreign trade, U. Wash, Seattle, 1927-1954; emeritus professor, U. Wash, Seattle, from 1954; acting dean graduate school, U. Wash, Seattle, 1955-1959; director summer quarter, U. Wash, Seattle, 1927-1945; acting dean college business administration, U. Wash, Seattle, 1948-1949; faculty, Banff School Advanced Management, from 1954. Member of staff Washington State International Marketing Conference, 1954-1956.



Board directors Wesley Foundation, 1927-1931. Education director Seattle Stock Exchange Institute, 1929-1930. Board directors Institute Retailing, 1929-1931, Institute Distribution, 1940, Seattle Traffic and Safety Council, 1936-1943.

Regional consultant Office Civilian Requirements, War Production Board, 1942-1945. Trustee University Washington Young Men’s Christian Association, 1931-1939, chairman board, 1936-1939. Trustee, chairman board University Washington Bookstore, 1940-1954.

Member American Marketing Association, American Association of University Professors, American Arbitration Association, Northwest University Business Schools Association (board directors, president 1949-1950), Seattle Advertising and Sales Club, University Commercial Club (Seattle), Lions, Masons, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta, Phi Kappa Delta, Alpha Delta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon.


Married Jennie E. Heckerson, December 25, 1912. Children: Jacqueline Burd Reid, Miriam Burd Donaldson, Sherman Kay.

William Frazee Burd

Mary Elizabeth (Bass.) Burd

Jennie E. Heckerson

Miriam Burd Donaldson Burd

Jacqueline Burd Reid Burd

Sherman Kay Burd