Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-13 of 13 items for:

Social Sciences x Politics x Insurance x clear all

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner

H. Roger Grant.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Insurance. 870 words.

Bulkeley, Morgan Gardner (26 December 1837–06 November 1922), president of the Aetna Life Insurance Company, governor of Connecticut, and U.S. senator from Connecticut, was born in East...

Bush, John Edward

Carl Moneyhon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Insurance; Journalism. 760 words.

Bush, John Edward (15 November 1856–11 December 1916), businessman and politician, was born a slave in Moscow, Tennessee. In 1862 his master moved him and his mother to Arkansas to keep...

Cohen, Walter L.

John N. Ingham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Insurance; Business and Management. 1144 words.

Cohen, Walter L. (22 January 1860–29 December 1930), businessman and politician, was born a free person of color in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Bernard Cohen and Amelia Bingaman, a...

Douglas, Lewis Williams

Ellis W. Hawley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Insurance. 1567 words.

Douglas, Lewis Williams (02 July 1894–07 March 1974), businessman and government official, was born in Bisbee, Arizona, the son of James Stuart Douglas, a mine owner and banker, and...

Edmonds, Thomas Rowe (1803–1889), actuary and political economist

John M. Eyler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Economics; Political Economy. 1039 words.

Edmonds, Thomas Rowe (1803–1889), actuary and political economist, was born on 20 June 1803 in Penzance, the third of seven children of Richard Edmonds (1774–1860), solicitor, and town...

Finlaison, John (1783–1860), civil servant and government actuary

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Insurance. 2276 words.

Finlaison, John (1783–1860), civil servant and government actuary, was born on 27 August 1783 at Thurso, Caithness, the eldest son of Donald Finlayson (1761–1790), fisherman, who had six...

Gaston, A. G.

Lynne B. Feldman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Banking; Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1777 words.

Gaston, A. G. (04 July 1892–19 January 1996), entrepreneur, was born Arthur George Gaston in Demopolis, Alabama, the son of Tom Gaston, a railroad worker, and Rosa Gaston (maiden name...

Kemper, James Scott

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1052 words.

Kemper, James Scott (18 November 1886–17 September 1981), insurance executive and ambassador, was born in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of Hathaway Kemper, a prominent attorney, and Mary Jane...

May, George Ernest, first Baron May (1871–1946), insurance official and government adviser

Oliver M. Westall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 2601 words.

May, George Ernest, first Baron May (1871–1946), insurance official and government adviser, was born on 20 June 1871 at Cheshunt, the younger son of William C. May, grocer and wine...

McArthur, Charles (1844–1910), politician and writer on marine insurance

G. Le G. Norgate.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; UK Politics. 620 words.

McArthur, Charles (1844–1910), politician and writer on marine insurance, born at Kingsdown, Bristol, in May 1844, was the son of Charles McArthur of Port Glasgow and his wife, Harriet....

Perkins, George Walbridge

John A. Garraty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Insurance; Banking. 1898 words.

Perkins, George Walbridge (31 January 1862–18 June 1920), banker and political leader, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George W. Perkins, a prison official, and Sarah Louise...

Seward, George Frederick

David L. Anderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 710 words.

Seward, George Frederick (08 November 1840–28 November 1910), diplomat and business executive, was born in Florida, New York, the son of George Washington Seward and Tempe Wicke Leddell....

Watson, Sir Alfred William (1870–1936), actuary and civil servant

John Macnicol.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Insurance. 953 words.

Watson, Sir Alfred William (1870–1936), actuary and civil servant, was born at 11 James Street, Bristol, on 11 March 1870, son of Alfred Reuben Watson (b. 1845), violinist and composer, who...