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Henry A. Moehlenpah

  • Member, Board of Governors, 1919–1920
  • Born: March 9, 1867
  • Died: November 9, 1949

Henry A. Moehlenpah was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board, the predecessor of the Board of Governors, on November 10, 1919. He filled the unexpired term of Frederic Delano and left the position on August 9, 1920.

Moehlenpah was born in Joliet, Illinois, in 1867. He began working in the banking industry in 1888 and graduated from Northwestern University in 1894. Between 1906 and 1918, Moehlenpah was a Democratic nominee for several political positions, including the US representative for the first congressional district in Wisconsin (1906), Wisconsin lieutenant governor (1908), and Wisconsin governor (1918).

At the time of his appointment to the Board of Governors, Moehlenpah was president of the Citizens Bank of Clinton, Wisconsin, president of the Wisconsin Mortgage & Security Co., and director of the Rock County Savings & Mortgage Co. In 1921, Moehlenpah became president of Bankers Finance Corporation. Later, he served as supervisor of the eastern district for Aetna Life Insurance Company.

Moehlenpah was the author of many publications and articles on financial matters. He also was active in a number of professional and community organizations. These included the Wisconsin Bankers’ Association (of which he was president from 1913 to1914), Phi Kappa Sigma, and the Kiwanis Club.

Moehlenpah married Alice Hartshorn in 1896. He died in 1949.

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