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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
    Insurance Department
  • Founder
    The American College
  • Founder
    American College of Insurance and Financial Services


  • Two Rivers High School
  • Bachelor of Letters
    University of Wisconsin
  • Master
  • Ph.D.
94 Total References
Web References
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), 16 Aug 2012 [cached]
Founded by the American College of Life Underwriters in the 1920s by Solomon S. Huebner of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, the CLU® was the first credential program offered. Dr. Huebner, as an early analyst of human life value and an economic theory educator, developed the first professional curriculum for insurance agents.
The College's founder, University of ..., 30 July 2012 [cached]
The College's founder, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor Solomon S. Huebner, Ph.D., created the CLU â program to meet the career education needs of men and women in life insurance and related financial services.
IR Code 2060.02 Professional Achievement in Continuing Education~Finding the Right Balance in the 21, 20 Mar 2003 [cached]
Dr. Solomon S. Huebner, the prominent insurance professor and department head at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, was the inspiration and founder of The American College.
Dr. Huebner clearly articulated that this new school's purpose was to bring about through education the recognition of the importance of life insurance to the economy of the United States and to the needs of people and their families.He saw The American College as leading the way for other more traditional colleges and universities to include life insurance education in their curricula.
He also believed that the College could raise the standards of the life insurance producer to that of a professional through a life insurance-oriented curriculum that led to a designation.
Back when the College was founded, however, Dr. Huebner believed that life insurance was the appropriate focus of the College.He believed that life insurance was woefully underappreciated and misunderstood by the general public.
He was not the first person from Philadelphia to reach this conclusion.
The economic value of life insurance and the human life value concept as described by Dr. Huebner in 1927 appeared obsolete and irrelevant to the personal financial interests of most persons by the end of the 20th century.
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.
Solomon S. Huebner (1882-1964), ... [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.
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