He studied at Vanderbilt University"s engineering school for one year before joining the Army during World War I.
He was Secretary of the Treasury in the Truman administration. Snyder moved to Washington in the early 1930s with a broad background in banking and business. He held several public and private offices including National Bank Receiver in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Loan Administrator, and Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion.
In the last office he played a leading part in the transition of the United States of America"s economy from a wartime to a peacetime basis.
The main points of his program were maintaining confidence in the cr of the government, reducing the federal debt, and encouraging public thrift through investment in United States. Savings Bonds. He retired from government in 1953 at the end of Truman"s second term.
Snyder died in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, on October 8, 1985, at the age of 90, and was buried in Washington National Cathedral.
Member council advisory board Boy Scouts American. Chairman Georgetown University Library. Associates; member board, finance committee Consortium Universities of Washngton Metropolitan Area.
Chairman board trustees Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Chairman special finance committee Washington National Cathedral. Trustee Harry S. Truman Library.
Past chairman board regents Georgetown University Captain 57th Field Artillery Brigade, 32 Division, World War I. Retired colonel United States Army, 1955. Member American Legion, Reserve Officer Association (life.
Past president Missouri department), Business Council, Missouri Athletic Club (St. Louis), Chevy Chase Club, Alfalfa Club, Metropolitan Club (Washington), Masons (33 degree), Rotary (past president Toledo, honorary member Washington), Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega.
Son of Jere Hartwell and Ellen (Hatcher) S. M. Evlyn Cook, January 5, 1920 (deceased May 1956). 1 daughter, Edith Cook Snyder Horton.