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Orvis Adrian Schmidt

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Orvis Adrian Schmidt, American banker. member div. Monetary Research, 1938-1940; Member American Economics Association Chevy Chase Doctor of Medicine.

Background

Schmidt, Orvis Adrian was born on January 28, 1912 in Gresham, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Walter Anthony and Elise (Rockman) Schmidt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1933. A.M., Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts, 1935. Student of University of Chicago, 1935-1936.

Career

United States Treasury representative, American Embassy, Brazil, S.A., 1937-1938. Member div. Monetary Research, 1938-1940. Assistant director, Foreign Funds Control, 1941, director, 1944-1947.

Associate director div. Monetary Research, March-November 1947. Staff loan department International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Washington, District of Columbia, 1947, assistant to loan director, 1949-1951, assistant director department operations, Western Hemisphere, 1952-1956, director, 1956-1964.

Special adviser to the President, 1964-1967. Liaison with Inter-American Committee for Alliance with Progress, 1964-1967.

Membership

Member div. Monetary Research, 1938-1940. Member American Economics Association Chevy Chase Doctor of Medicine.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Merriam, November 14, 1936. Children: Roger Merriam, Brian Kirkwood, Research assistant.

father:
Walter Anthony Schmidt

mother:
Elise (Rockman) Schmidt

spouse:
Elizabeth Merriam

children:
Roger Merriam Schmidt

Brian Kirkwood Schmidt

Research assistant Schmidt