That edition was published in 1915 and authored by Dr. Solomon S. Huebner, founder of the Wharton School's insurance program and of the Chartered Life Underwriter certification program.
Solomon S. Huebner
, the sole author of this text until 1958, is often called the "father of insurance education" in the United States.
He taught the first courses ever given in insurance and established (1913) and chaired the nation's first academic department of insurance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Wharton doctoral thesis concerned foreign-trade aspects of marine insurance, he
invited life insurance managers to lecture to his
early Wharton students.
quickly realized the urgent need for uniformity, fairness, and honesty in the life insurance industry.
authored several path breaking insurance textbooks, including the first edition of this volume, published in 1915.
Since that time, succeeding editions have been in continuous use both at the university level and in professional programs.
invited Dr. Kenneth Black Jr. to join him as coauthor of this text in 1958.
Dr. Huebner was active in both academic and professional circles, serving as President of the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA).
was made a Laureate
of The Insurance Hall of Fame
, International Insurance Society, Inc.
in 1957, its inaugural year.
Dr. Huebner retired from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and died in 1964.