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educator , insurance association executive , writer

John S. Bickley, American insurance association executive, educator, writer.


Bickley, John S. was born on December 30, 1917 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States.


Student, Columbia University. Student, Harvard University. Student, University Chicago.

Bachelor, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin. Doctor of Science (honorary), Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines.


Life underwriter College division Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1939, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, 1940. Director education State Auto Insurance Companies, 1960—1985. Frank Park Samford chair insurance emeritus University Alabama, from 1975.

Emeritus director Columbus Life Insurance Company, from 1963. Professor insurance University Alabama, 1940-1942, 47-48, 68-86, emeritus professor, since 1986, chairman committee on international strategic relations, since 1986. Professor insurance University Washington, 1948-1950, Ohio State University, 1950-1959, University Texas, Austin, 1959-1968.

Visiting professor insurance Stanford University, 1953, University Colorado, 1957, University Hawaii, 1962. Chairman department finance University Texas, Austin, 1965-1968. Speaker in 30 nations.

Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author 3 books and monographs, numerous articles in professional jours. Founding editor Journal of Risk and Insurance, 1956-1960.


Trustee, founding board directors Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education, since 1950. Founder, elector Insurance Hall of Fame, since 1957. Board directors University Alabama Community Music School, since 1999.

Member international advisory board University Alabama, since 1993. Board directors Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, since 1990, chairman personnel committee, since 1993. Board directors Tuscaloosa String Quartette Society.

Member board pensions Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1966-1978. Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Life International Insurance Society, since 1989. Founding member chancellor's council University Texas System, founding chairman committee on property-liability insurance terminology, 1959-1969.

Board nursing board visitors University Alabama. Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American. Principal string bass Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1946.

Member American Economic Association, American Finance Association (executive committee), Insurance Company Education Directors Society, American Meteorological Society, American Risk and Insurance Association (president 1958-1959), Alabama Insurance Planning Commission (president), Alabama Academy of Sciences, Ohio State University Insurance Society (founder, faculty sponsor), University Texas Austin institute Society (founder, faculty sponsors), University Alabama Insurance Society (founder, faculty sponsor), Newcomen Society (Alabama committee), Association International Droit des Assurances (honorary), Corporation Insurance Agents London (honorary), International Association Accident and Health Underwriters (honorary), American Society for Insurance Management (honorary), International Insurance Society (founder, chairman emeritus, director for life), North River Yacht Club (Tuscaloosa, Alabama, emeritus director), University Club (Tuscaloosa), Jasons, Mortar Board, Sigma Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Gamma Iota Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, others.


Married Mary Louise Loftis (deceased). 1 child, Mary Carter.

Mary Louise Loftis

Mary Carter Bickley