CATCHINGS, WADDILL, 1879-1967

Biography:

Business executive; economist. BornРSeptember 6, 1879, Sewanee, Tenn. ParentsРSilas Fly and Nora Belle (Waddill) Catchings. MarriedРHelen Werner, November 7, 1914. ChildrenРThree. MarriedРMay Francis, April 29, 1930. EducationРHarvard University, A. B., 1901. Central Foundry in New York, president, 1911-1917; Platt Iron Works Company in Dayton, Ohio, president, 1913-1920; Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company, president, 1917-1918, chairman of the executive committee, 1918-1947. President or a member of the board of Goldman, Sachs, and Company; Warner Brothers Pictures; Catchings-Denker Corporation; Concord Fund Inc.; and C. B. Advisors, Inc. Served on several councils and commissions for the U.S. government. His books on business were extremely influential; influenced Franklin Roosevelt, among others.  Died December 1967.

Source:

Who Was Who online.

Publication(s):

Bias Against Business. New York; s.n., 1956

Do Economists Understand Business? New York; s.n., 1955.

Obvious Facts of Business. New York; Private printing, 1936.

Joint_Publication(s):

Business Without a Buyer. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1927.

Money. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1923.

Money, Men, and Machines. New York; Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1953.

Profits. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1925.

Progress and Plenty. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1939.

The Road to Plently. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1928.