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Wilbur Helm

economist , writer

Wilbur Helm, American economist, writer.


Helm, Wilbur was born on August 7, 1879 in Marion, Indiana, United States. Son of Benjamin Abbott and Millicent (Coggeshall) Helm.


Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, 1899, A.M., 1900. A.M., Princeton University, 1901.


August 1961); children—Virginia, Standiford, Marjorie (Mistress Verne Swigert). Instructor in Latin Princeton University, 1900-1903. Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy, 1904-1909.

Principal Evanston Academy of Northwestern University, 1909-1915. Sales executive, Hart Schaffner & Marx, 1915-1916. Assistant to president Sprague Warner & Company, 1916-1919.

Superintendent correspondence and adjunct, Montgomery Ward & Company, 1919-1920. Vice president and secretary R.E. Wilsey & Company, investment bankers, Chicago, 1920-1938. With Century, Central Republic Company, Chicago, as investment advisor, 1938-1957, consolidated with Dean Witter & Company, 1957.

With sales department Chesley & Company, investment securities, since 1961. Business management adviser. Economics consultant, radio and other industries.

Specialist in personnel and vocational guidance, institutional publicity and promotional departments Founder, member Patriotic Education, Inc., 1955, American Constitutional Association, 1958.


  • Editor: Cicero’s Orations, 1917. Lecturer and writer on educational, economic and patriotic subjects, speaker for National and Illinois State Republican Coms., 1940, 1944, 1948.


Member commission to study teaching controversial issues, Chicago Board of Education, 1952-1954. Member Committee of 100 for Evanston, Illinois, World Council of Churches, 1954. National first vice president of the Friends of the Public schools, 1937-1951.

Member Circuit Riders (founder), Chicago. Association Commerce, S.A.R. (president Illinois society 1935-1936, trustee nat. society, 1935-1936), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi. Member We the People (fdr.), For American.

Mason.; Club: Union League of Chicago.


Married Margaretta Stevenson Nutt, November 7, 1903 (deceased. Children: Virginia, Standiford, Marjorie (Mistress.

Benjamin Abbott Helm

Millicent (Coggeshall) Helm

Margaretta Stevenson Nutt

Virginia Helm

Standiford Helm

Marjorie (Mrs Helm