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Ralph M. Hower

educator , business consultant

Ralph M. Hower, educator, business consultant. Decorated Bronze Star (United States); Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with gold star (France). Served to colonel Quartermaster Corps., Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi.; Club: Harvard (New York City).

Background

Hower, Ralph M. was born on August 25, 1903 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Edward Charles and Etta (Kistler) Hower.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1925. Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford, 1928, Master of Arts, 1953. Doctor of Commercial Science, Harvard, 1935.

Doctor Philosophy and Letters, U. Navarra (Spain), 1967.

Career

Instructor economics U. Kansas, 1928-1930. Research assistant business history Harvard, 1930-1934, instructor business history, 1934-1935, assistant professor, 1935-1946, associate professor, 1946-1949, professor business administration, 1949-1970, professor emeritus, 1970-1973. Professor Management Development Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1960-1961.

Cons. administration, executive development several orgns. and corporations. Member advising committee Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, Barcelona, Spain. President Community Council of Weston, Massachusetts, 1947-1949.

Board Assessors, Weston, Massachusetts, 1955-1960. Trustee Business History Foundation.

Works

  • Author: The Preservation of Business Records, 1937. The History of an Advertising Agency, 1939, review edit., 1949. The History of Macy’s of New York, 1943.

    The Administrator (with John Desmond Glover), 1949, review edit., 1973. (with Charles D. Orth 3d) Managers and Scientists, 1963.

Membership

Served to colonel Quartermaster Corps., Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Theta Pi. Club: Harvard (New York City).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Niven, June 27, 1928. Children: Alison Mary Steuart, Robert Kistler.

father:
Edward Charles Hower

mother:
Etta (Kistler) Hower

spouse:
Elizabeth Niven

children:
Alison Mary Steuart Hower

Robert Kistler Hower