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Philip Wheeler Kniskern

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Philip Wheeler Kniskern, American real estate, loans, appraising. Mason.; Club: Union League. Speaker and writer on real estate appraisal and financial subjects.


Kniskern, Philip Wheeler was born on March 25, 1889 in Hastings, Michigan, United States. Son of Albert Decatur (brigadier general United States Army) and Estelle (Wheeler) K.


Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1911.


With Thompson-Starrett Company, engrs., New York, 1912-1915, Kniskern Company, Chicago, 1915-1917 and 1919-1920. Appraiser and negotiator, real estate loan department Chicago Trust Company, 1921-1922. Examiner and appraiser, city loan div.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, 1923. Manager real estate loan department Reliance State Bank, Chicago, 1924. Vice president National Surety Company, New York, 1925-1927.

President National Reserve Corporation, 1927-1929. Vice-president and general manager Continental Mortgage Guarantee Company, 1929-1932. Private appraisal practice since 1932.

Appraisal adviser to Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Washington, District of Columbia, 1933-1935. President First Mortgage Corporation (Philadelphia), 1935-1956. Now principal Philip W. Kniskern & Associates, real estate consultants and appraisers, Philadelphia.

Chairman board 1st Federal Savings & Loan Association of New York Village trustee Bronxville, New York, 1932-1934. Trustee Urban Land Institute, Washington (president 1951-1952). Was captain Engineer O.R.C., World War I, on construction chemical plants and in charge purchase, storage and distribution of forage for Army in the United States First president American Institute Real Estate Appraisers.

President (1941) National Association Real Estate Bds. (president 1951-1952), American Society Real Estate Councilors (president 1956-1957), Urban Land Institute. Member Executive Committee Appraisal Committee Philadelphia Real Estate Board.

Life member American Society of Civil Engineers (associate), Society Industrial Realtors, National Association Home Builders, Beta Theta Pi.


Mason.; Club: Union League. Speaker and writer on real estate appraisal and financial subjects.


Married Karine Nessen, September 4, 1917. Children: Karen (Mistress.

Albert Decatur Kniskern

Karine Nessen

Karen (Mrs Kniskern