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John Allder Dunaway


John Allder Dunaway, American economist. Decorated Commander Star of Africa (Republic of Liberia). Member Phi Eta.; Mason.; Club: Monrovia.


Dunaway, John Allder was born on October 10, 1886 in Stockton, Missouri, United States. Son of William F. and Lucy J. (Allder) Dunaway.


Bachelor of Arts, Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1910, A.M., 1912.


Professor economics, King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 1912-1913. Graduate student and instructor in industry, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1914-1916. Chautauqua lecturer, 1916-1918.

Treasurer Near East Relief, Aleppo district, Syria, 1919. Chautauqua lecturer, 1920. Assistant chief, later chief research div., Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1922.

Statistician and provincial director of finances American Finance Commission, to Persia, 1922-1928. Economist, later senior marketing specialist, dairy section Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933-1935. Supervisor revenues Republic of Liberia, 1935-1938, became financial adviser, 1938.

Acting director Telecommunications Carriers Association, Saudi Arabia, and chief Public Administration Division, retired 1953. Delaware of Liberia to United Nations Conference on International Trade, Havana, 1947-1948.


Member Phi Eta.; Mason. Club: Monrovia.


Married May C. Ferguson, July 20, 1916 (died July 10, 1917). Married second, Rosa Shayeb, August 22, 1920. Children: Allder, William, Sylvia.

William F. Dunaway

Lucy J. (Allder) Dunaway

May C. Ferguson

Rosa Shayeb

Allder Dunaway

William Dunaway

Sylvia Dunaway