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Henry Roscoe Trumbower


Henry Roscoe Trumbower, American economist. Member American Economic Association Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Phi, Artus.; Club: University.


Trumbower, Henry Roscoe was born on August 27, 1882 in Passer, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Aaron R. and Amelia (Koch) Trumbower.


Graduate Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) Preparatory School, 1899. Bachelor of Arts, Lehigh University, 1903. Master of Arts, Princeton, 1908.

Graduate study, Munich, Germany, 1909-1910. Doctor of Philosophy., University of Wisconsin, 1924.


One daughter, Josephine Allyn. Began as teacher, Pennington (New Jersey) Seminary, 1903-1907. Fellow in economics, University of Wisconsin, 1910-1911, assistant, 1911-1912, instructor, 1912-1915, assistant professor, 1915-1916, lecturer, 1916, 20.

Member Wisconsin R.R. Commission, 1916-1923. Economist, Bureau Public Roads, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, District of Columbia, 1923-1926. Consultant economist, same bureau 1926-1952.

Professor commerce and economics, University of Wisconsin, 1926-1952. Emeritus professor since 1952. Director placements, School of Commerce since 1930.

Trustee and member Executive Committee Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.


  • Contributor on highway finance and highway and railway transportation.


Member American Economic Association Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Phi, Artus. Club: University.


Married Josephine Allyn, June 10, 1916.

Aaron R. Trumbower

Amelia (Koch) Trumbower

Josephine Allyn