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educator , finance educator

William Royal Bryan, American finance educator, educator. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis fellow, 1959-1960. Served with United States Air Force, 1955-1957. Member American Economic Association, Association University Bureau Economic Research (board directors 1990-1992).


Bryan, William Royal was born on April 16, 1932 in Muncie, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank Cain and Bertha Ellen (Bishop) Bryan.


Bachelor of Science, Ball State University, 1954;Master of Sciences, University Wisconsin, 1958;Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1961.


Teacher public schools, Cedar Lake, Indiana, 1954-1955. Graduate teaching assistant University Wisconsin, Madison, 1957-1960. Senior economist Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1960-1966.

Visiting assistant professor Washington University, St. Louis, 1962-1966. Professor finance University Illinois, 1966-1995, chairman department finance, 1977-1981, 85-88, director Bureau Economic and Business Research, 1988-1995, associate dean research college commerce, 1991-1995. Dean School Business Administration Loyola University, Chicago, 1995-1999.

Associate dean Master of Business Administration program University Illinois, Urbana, 1999-2000, interim dean College of Commerce, from 2000. Consultant joint economic committee United States Congress, 1977-1979. Visiting scholar United States Treasury, 1970-1971.

Director United of America Bank, Chicago, Exchange National Bank Chicago, Bank of Rantoul, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Illinois Business Review, 1978-1992. Contributor articles in field.


Served with United States Air Force, 1955-1957. Member American Economics Association, Association University Bureau Economics Research (board directors 1990-1992).


Son of Frank Cain and Bertha Ellen (Bishop) B. M. Fanny Elisabeth Bennigsen, April 20, 1979. 1 daughter by previous marriage– Rebecca Gay.

Frank Cain Bryan

Bertha Ellen (Bishop) Bryan

Fanny Elisabeth Bennigsen