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Dr. Solomon S. Huebner

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University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    American College of Life Insurance at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Founder
  • Founder
    Insurance Department
  • Founder
    The American College


  • Two Rivers High School
  • Bachelor of Letters
    University of Wisconsin
  • Master
  • Ph.D.
98 Total References
Web References
The College's founder, University of ..., 1 Sept 2015 [cached]
The College's founder, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor Solomon S. Huebner, Ph.D., created the CLU® program to meet the career education needs of men and women in life insurance and related financial services.
A Brief History of Human Capital, 25 Jan 2008 [cached]
Solomon Huebner, the founder of the American College of Life Insurance at the University of Pennsylvania, stated in 1914 that human life value should be afforded the same scientific treatment as is applied to conventional capital.
Montgomery County: The Second Hundred Years, 22 Sept 2014 [cached]
Solomon S. Huebner (1882-1964), international pioneer in finance and insurance, lived in Merion for fifty years. While professor of insurance and commerce at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, a post he held for forty-nine years, he established an Insurance Department that gained world renown, attracting large numbers of international students. An author and editor of many textbooks on the stock market, and on life, property, and marine insurance, he envisioned a professional designation for the life insurance business similar to that of Certified Public Accountant. His dream was actualized in 1927 when the American College, a fully accredited non-traditional educational institution awarding the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation and the Master of Science in Financial Services degree, was founded in Bryn Mawr, Delaware County. Later the CPCU designation was added for the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.
Dr. Huebner served the United States government as an expert adviser to committees concerned with risk and insurance in shipping during World War I. During World War II he served on the War Department Advisory Committee on Insurance and as a special adviser to the Aeronautics Board. He lectured on finance and insurance in many countries of Europe and Asia. The emperor of Japan awarded him one of Japan's top honors for his contribution to the welfare of the Japanese insurance industry.
The Main Line branch of Solomon Schechter day schools, formerly in the Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, occupied buildings of the former convent and day school of the Sacred Heart at City Line and Haverford Avenue in 1980.
The institution was founded as The ..., 27 July 2015 [cached]
The institution was founded as The American College of Life Underwriters in 1927 by Solomon S. Huebner of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Huebner was a professional involved in the development of economic theory. His theory of human life value is used in the field of insurance. It was his vision for a college-level professional education program for insurance agents that led to the creation of The American College.
Home, 1 Mar 2015 [cached]
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. Although his Wharton doctoral thesis concerned foreign-trade aspects of marine insurance, he invited life insurance managers to lecture to his early Wharton students. He quickly realized the urgent need for uniformity, fairness, and honesty in the life insurance industry.
He 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. He 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). He 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.
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