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Philip Eldon Henderson


Philip Eldon Henderson, American educator. Member National Association Foremen, Society Advancement Management; Mason (32°).


Henderson, Philip Eldon was born on May 23, 1901 in Lynchburg, Ohio, United States. Son of Herschel Nelson and Martha Mae (DeLaney) Henderson.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, 1922. Master of Business Administration, Harvard.


High school teacher, Wyoming, Montana, 1922-1924. Auditor H. C. Hopson and Company. New York City, summers 1926-1928.

Instructor Temple University, 1926-1928. Head department commerce Junior College of Connecticut, 1928-1929. Associate secretary Taylor Society for Science Management, 1929-1931.

Comptroller Mount Holyoke College, 1931-1934. Traveling auditor, retail store supervisor B. F. Goodrich Company, 1934-1935. Assistant manager Cocoa and Chocolate Code Authority, 1935-1936.

Finance manager Farm Security Administrator, 1936-1937, assistant regional director, 1936-1937, regional director, 1937-1941. Assistant to president Western College for Women, Oxford, O., 1941-1943, vice president, 1943-1945, president, 1945-1951. Department chairman economics and business administration Wilmington College since 1951.

Administrative staff Summer School for American Students U. Oslo, Norway, 1918.


Member National Association Foremen, Society Advancement Management. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Kiwanis (chairman vocational guidance Ohio district). Harvard, University (Cincinnati).


Married Myrtle Hardaker, June 7, 1934. Children: Philip Eldon, Cynthia Myrtle.

Herschel Nelson Henderson

Martha Mae (DeLaney) Henderson

Myrtle Hardaker

Philip Eldon Henderson

Cynthia Myrtle Henderson