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Major Branson Foster

economist

Major Branson Foster, American economist. Member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Royal Economics Society (London), Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Alpha Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Nu Epsilon.; Mason (32°, Shriner).

Background

Foster, Major Branson was born on January 6, 1892 in Robertsville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Joshua Burnsides and Sarah Ann (Du Pee) Foster.

Education

Graduate Chilhowee Institute, Seymour, Tennessee, 1907. Bachelor of Arts, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, 1910, A.M., 1911. Studied, Cornell Univercity, 1911-1913.

Career

1 daughter, Marjorie Helen. Teacher public schools, Tennessee, 1907. Instructor physics Carson-Newman College, 1909-1910.

Principal Watauga Academy, Butler, Tennessee, 1910-1911. Fellow political economy Cornell Univercity, 1912-1913. Assistant to dean, instructor economics New York University School Commerce, Accounts and Finance, 1913-1915.

Assistant professor economics, secretary School Commerce, Accounts and Finance, 1915-1918. Assistant to Chairman, Board Of Directors Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1918-1919. Automobile distributor, 1919-1920.

Administrative Officer Alexander Hamilton Institute, 1920-1929, now president. Also president Alexander Hamilton Institute, Ltd. (Canada); professor banking and finance New York University, since 1923, department chairman, 1923-1955.

Director, member Executive Committee Cheltenham Art Center.

Works

  • Author: Banking, 1917. Co-author: Money and Banking, 1936. Editor-in-chief: Modern Business Series, Business Conditions Service.

Membership

Member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Royal Economics Society (London), Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Alpha Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Nu Epsilon. Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Lawyers, Lotos (New York City).

Connections

Married Helen Margaret Vertner, October 12, 1918.

father:
Joshua Burnsides Foster

mother:
Sarah Ann (Du Pee) Foster

spouse:
Helen Margaret Vertner