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investment economist

William Witherspoon, American investment economist. Chartered finance analyst; registered investment advisor.

Background

Witherspoon, William was born on November 21, 1909 in St. Louis. Son of William Conner and Mary Louise (Houston) Witherspoon.

Education

Student Washington University Evening School, 1928-1947.

Career

Research department A. G. Edwards & Sons, 1928-1931. President Witherspoon Investment Company, 1931-1934. Head research department Newhard Cook & Company, 1934-1943.

Chief price analysis St. Louis Ordnance District, 1943-1945. Head research department Newhard Cook & Company, 1945-1953. Owner Witherspoon Investment Counsel, 1953-1964.

Limited partner Newhard Cook & Company, economist, investment analyst, 1965-1968. Vice president research Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, 1968-1981. Lecturer on investments Washington University, 1948-1967.

Achievements

  • Chartered finance analyst. Registered investment advisor.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Clayton Board Education, 1955-1968, treasurer, 1956-1968, president, 1966-1967. Member Clayton Park and Recreation Commission, 1959-1960. Trustee Educational television, KETC, 1963-1964.

Member investment committee General Assembly Mission Board Presbyterian Church (United States of America), Atlanta, 1976-1979, member permanent committee ordination exams, 1979-1985. Consultant to investment committee Center Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995-1997. Served as civilian Ordnance Department, Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Member St. Louis society Finance Analysts (president 1949-1950), Missouri Athletic Club (St. Louis).

Connections

Married Margaret Telford Johanson, June 25, 1938. Children: James Tomlin, Jane Telford, Elizabeth Witherspoon McElroy.

father:
William Conner Witherspoon

mother:
Mary Louise (Houston) Witherspoon

spouse:
Margaret Telford Johanson

child:
James Tomlin Witherspoon

child:
Jane Telford Witherspoon

child:
Elizabeth Witherspoon McElroy Witherspoon