A Biographical and Periodical History of the Advance of Cooperative Individualism

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United States
Name Place(s) of Residence Comments
(San Diego)

  • 1984 - Attended International Union conference, Cambridge, England

(San Francisco)

  • 1837 - Born, Ireland; family tried to migrated to the United States after famine of 1848-49 (parents died onboard of fever)
  • 1850s - Migrated to the United States (New York), then moved to California where he opened a used book store
  • 1870s - Became a friend of Henry George and his book store became a meeting place for Single Taxers
  • 1928 - Died, 30 may (age 91)


  • 1887 - Serving as Chair, Single Tax Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, February

Marie Holm
District of Columbia
  • Wife of William Spencer Heath)
  • 19-- - Serving as Secretary to Carrie Chapman Catt
  • 1935 - Serving as President, Women's Single Tax Club of the District of Columbia
  • 1941 - Died


  • 1876 - Born
  • 1890s - First became attracted to Henry George's writings
  • 1897 - Serving as Recording Secretary, Chicago Single Tax Club
  • 1899 - Serving as President, Chicago Single Tax Club
  • 1929 - Residing ini Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1931 - Delegate to Henry George Congress, Baltimore
  • 1934 - Began correspondence with several Georgists, lasting until at least 1941
  • 1935 - Began teaching at the Henry George School, New York
  • 1936 - Conducting classes in parliamentary procedure at the Henry George School, began in April
  • 1936 - Met with leading New York Georgists to discuss Henry George's theories
  • 1936 - Teaching Henry George classes at the Henry George School, New York
  • 1936 - Monograph, "Politics vs Proprietorship"
  • 1939 - Pamphlet, Private Property in Land Explained,
  • 1939 - Address, before Society for Long Island Georgists, Queens Village, L.I., 26 May
  • 1939 - Article, "Property in Land Explained,"
    The Freeman
  • 1940 - Address, "the Science of Society,"
    delivered at a Dinner-Talk Fest, Jamaica, L.I., 18 May
  • 1940 - Attended Henry George Foundation of America congress, Washington, DC; 25-27 September
  • 1957 - Book, Citadel, Market and Altar,
  • 1963 - Died


Jerome F.

  • Professor of Economics, Lafayette College
  • 1963 - Entered military service (served thru 1965)
  • 1970 - Earned B.S., English, St. Joseph's University
  • 1971 - Earned M.A., Economics, Penn State University
  • 1973 - Appointed Prof. of Economics, Lafayette College
  • 1976 - Earned Ph.D., Economics, Penn State University
  • 1989 - Paper, "Comparative Advantage and Colonial Land Policy,"
    presented at the Joint Georgist Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1991 - Hosted first Henry George conference, June 13-14
  • 1993 - Participated in panels: (1) Influence of Henry George and his Movement; (2) Reform in Process Worldwide - Ireland -- Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Los Angeles, CA, 24 July


  • 1930 - Died

New Jersey

  • 1856 - Born, Germany
  • 1860 - Migrated to the United States from Germany
  • 1886 - Actively involved in Henry George's mayoral campaign
  • 1915 - Erected a sign at a prominent intersection, as follows:

    "If I employ labor and improve this lot the tax assessor will punish me with a high tax. If I leave the lot as it is, I do not employ labor and the tax assessor encourages me with a lower tax."
  • 1927 - Attended the Henry George Congress, New York City, September
  • 1932 - Served as a member of the advisory committee, Henry George School, New York
  • 1936 - Died (13 January)

Charles (Mrs.)

  • 1927 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York City, September

Fred W.

  • 1938 - Organized Henry George class in the Fall

New York
(New York City)

New York
(New York)

  • 1956 - Born, 16 May, Germany
  • 199- - Joined the faculty of the Henry George School of Social Science, New York, NY
  • 2005 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; August
  • 2006 - Address, "Henry George and Karl Marx",
    delivered at the Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Evanston, IL, 21 July
  • 2007 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, July
  • 2008 - Interview
    30 December, by Harold Channer in New York City
  • 2009 - Elected to the board of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation, May
  • 2009 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2010 - Participated in panel, "Seeking Clarity on Economic Terms,"
    at the Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Albany, NY, 15 July
  • 2010 - Participated in a debate, "Was Henry George Old School or New Age?"
    with Lindy Davies, at the Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Albany, NY, 15 July
  • 2010 - Interview, By Harold Channer
    for his program on New York City cable television, October
  • 2013 - Interview, By Harold Channer
    for his program on New York City cable television, January
  • 20-- - Joined the faculty of the New York Institute of Technology
  • 20-- - Returned to Germany


  • 1960 - Attended Henry George Schools conference, Detroit, MI

(St. Louis)

  • 1927 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York City, September



  • 1994 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Fairhope, Alabama


A. James

  • 1993 - Professor of Economics, University of Illinois

  • 1809 - Born, 22 February, near Cologne, Germany
  • 1827 - Began a study of medicine at the University of Bonn but was expelled for rebellious speech
  • 184- - Migrated to the United States and became active in the socialist movement
  • 1848 - Returned to Germany to take part in the uprisings against the government but had to flee to Switzerland, and then returned to the United States where he became active in the Free Soil Party
  • 1853 - Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where he established the newspaper Pionier
  • 1859 - Moved to Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1880 - Died, 12 November




  • 1994 - Member, Washington State Georgist Association
  • 1994 - Candidate for Washington State Senate
  • 1997 - Review of book:
    The Case Against the Global Economy and For a Turn toward the Local, by Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith, editors, Sierra Books, (1996)
  • 2000 - Candidate for governor
  • 2008 - Died, 22 May


George F.

  • 19-- - Headed National Decentralist Institute
  • 1950s - Played a prominent role in the campaign for urging the Councils of the 47 third-class cities in Pennsylvania to adopt land value taxation
  • 1955 - Died, 11 September

  • 1952 - Attended International Union conference, Odense, Denmark

  • 1996 - Article, "The Fairness of Spectrum Leases?"
    Groundswell, March-April

New York
(New York)

  • 1953 - Letter to the editor:
    Henry George News, December
  • 1959 - Attended Henry George Schools conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 1959 - Paper on socially-created values delivered at Henry George School conference, Rutgers University
  • 1965 - Address, "George Bernard Shaw and Henry George," delivered at Henry George School, NY
  • 1967 - Attended Henry George School conference, Montreal, Quebec, July
  • 1978 - Attended Joint Georgist Conference, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • 1979 - Attended Joint Georgist Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 1980 - Attended Joint Georgist Conference, New York, NY
  • 1989 - Attended Joint Georgist Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1994 - Died, November

Henry A.C.
New Jersey

  • 1937 - Teaching Henry George course in Tenafly; location not indicated
  • 1941 - Teaching Principles of International Trade at Tenafly High School
  • 1952 - Died, November; age 85


  • 1890 - Active in single tax movement

District of Columbia
  • 1890 - Attended National Conference of Single Tax Clubs, Cooper Union, New York City, September
    1918 - Letter, Everyman, January, in which he wrote:

    "Keep up your fight; do your best to win. Your appeal is good, and is the best propaganda ever uttered; a proposal for action along a definite line, instead of a mere argument. The one thing needed now is Action."

(Little Rock)

  • 1890 - Serving as Secretary, Little Rock Single Tax Club

Alfred H.

  • 1890 - Serving as Secretary, Cincinnati Single Tax Club


C. Hanford

(Palm Desert)

(Palm Desert)

  • 1961 - Letter to the editor:
    Henry George News, June

Thomas (Jr.)
New York
(New York)

  • 1982 - Attended annual Georgist Conference, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA, 16-19 July

Charles E.
(San Diego)

  • 1958 - Attended Henry George Schools conference, San Diego, CA
  • 1961 - Elected Treasurer, Henry George School

New Jersey

  • 19-- - Born, New York; family then moved to northern Connecticut
  • 19-- - Graduated, Rutgers University (Accounting)
  • 1949 - Enrolled in Henry George School, New Jersey
  • 1952 - Became instructor at Henry George School (thru 1955)
  • 1959 - Attended Henry George Schools conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Charles O'Connor
New Jersey
New York
(New York)

  • 1860 - Born (Waterford, Ireland)
  • 1869 - Family migrated to the United States
  • 1880s - Met Henry George while city editor of the New York Daily News
  • 1888 - Serving as President, Franklin Society for Home Building and Savings (to 1934)
  • 1897 - Member, Executive Committee, Thomas Jefferson Democracy and Henry George's final campaign for Mayor of New York City
  • 1909 - Elected to the New Jersey State Assembly
  • 1913 - Elected to the New Jersey Senate, from Bergen County

Charles O'Connor
  • 1926 - Trustee, President, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
  • 1926 - Delegate to Henry George Congress, Philadelphia
  • 1926 - Attended International Conference, Copenhagen; delivered inaugural address
  • 1926 - Address, The Road To Peace
    at International Conference on Land Value Taxation, Copenhagen, Denmark, July

Charles O'Connor
  • 1927 - Elected President, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
  • 1927 - Address, "The Interdependence of the Economic Causes of War and of Industrial Depression,"
    to the International Conference of the League of Nations, held at Geneva, May, on behalf of the International Union
  • 1927 - Address, Statesmanship Without A Philosophy
    delivered at the Congress of the Henry George Foundation of America, New York City, 3 September; reprinted in Land & Liberty, December
  • 1927 - Elected President, International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade

Charles O'Connor
  • 1929 - Reelected President, International Union

Charles O'Connor
  • 1934 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York, NY; September
  • 1935 - Address, The World Economic Conference,
    delivered at the Henry George Commemoration Dinner, St. Ermin's Restaurant, Westminster, 17 September. Reprinted in Land & Liberty, October, p.148

Charles O'Connor
  • 1936 - Attended the conference of the International Union, London, England; 1-5 September; serving as President
  • 1936 - Died, December (age 76) in New York City
  • 1945 - Essay, "Dark Days in England,"
    Land and Freedom, October [date needs to be confirmed]


  • 1936 - Serving as Secretary, Henry George School extension

Herbert von
  • 1941 - Attended Henry George School convention, New York, NY; 9-11 July


  • 1911 - Attended Single Tax conference, Chicago, Illinois, November


HENRY GEORGE Birthplace Pennsylvania

  • 1989 - Marker placed in front designating the Henry George Birthplace as listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • 1989 - Photograph,
    during the International Union/Council of Georgist Organizations joint conference. Left to right: Agnes De Mille; George Collins; Jack Schwartzman; Phil Finkelstein; Wiley Young (rear)
  • 2015 - Re-opened as the Henry George Birthplace Archives and Historical Research Center, under the direction of Alexandra Lough. Ed Dodson serving as Senior Researcher. 5 May. Video of the re-opening event
  • 2016 - The board of trustees of the Henry George School determined that the cost of staffing and maintaining the birthplace building was not justified. The contents of the building were removed to New York, and the building was offered for sale. The sale to a private individual occurred soon thereafter.

HENRY GEORGE Centenary Celebration New York
(New York)

  • 1939 - Article, "Exhibition at Library,"
    The Freeman, April:

    "On the occasion of the Henry George Centenary in New York, August 30 to September 2, 1939, the New York Public Library is planning a small informal exhibition to be displayed in two or three cases in the Fifth Avenue Entrance hall of the Central Building at Fifth Avenue and Forty-second Street from about August 20 to September 5, 1939. Among the material on view will be autograph letters and diaries of Henry George, an interleaved copy of the first edition of 'Progress and Poverty' containing manuscript notes by the author, and various manuscripts, all from the Henry George Collection presented to the Library by his daughter, Mrs. Anna George deMille, together with other material relating to Henry George from the Library's collections."
  • 1939 - Article, "Pittsburgh Plans Centenary,"
    The Freeman, April:

    "The following announcement is includedin a notice sent out by the Committee composed of Robert C. Bowers, Joseph Craig, Wm. B. Foster, F.W. Hecker, Fred S. Karn, P.J. McGrath, Wm. N. McNair, Samuel Res, M.S. Robinson, Frank Wagner, W.S. Vaughan, John C. Weaver, and Hugo W. Noren: -- 'Henry George was born September 2, 1839, making this year the hundredth anniversay of his birth. George's birth and life is becoming one of the more important milestones in history. Kindly indicate if you will serve on a committee to arrange for celebrating the hundredth anniversary of Henry George'."
  • 1939 - Article, "Henry George Centenary News,"
    The Freeman, April
  • 1939 - Article, "Henry George Centenary Announcement,"
    The Freeman, July
  • 1939 - Article, "Henry George Centenary an Historical Occasion, Successful in Spite of World Catastrophe,"
    The Freeman, October


  • 1887 - Weekly meetings began, with George W. Kreer presiding
  • 1887 - Meeting held, 3 October. F.S. Smith gave a presentation
  • 1889 - Meeting held, 11 July. Addresses delivered by A.A. Stevenson and H.V. Hetzel (of Philadelphia). Club formally established at this meeting, with George W. Kreer elected President, Samuel Bishop elected Secretary

(New York)

  • 1886 - Organized throughout New York City during Henry George's campaign for mayor, for the purpose of gaining public support for the Single Tax solutin to the land question. The leading group was the Henry George Bohemian Club`


  • 1938 - May 15: Organized at the home of Albert Colby. Twenty persons initially involved. "Its purpose is to advance the movement in every way possible, reported George W. Hughes."

(New Castle)

  • 1938 - September: Formed by around fifty people who completed the Henry George course, with Charles W. Means, President. Esther Kaufman, V.P., Mrs. W.A. Confer, Secretary of the Treasury, william J. Ayers, Secretary. Rep. Charles R. Eckert of Beaver, Pa. was also elected a director


  • 1884 - Formed by Frank Stephens, A.H. Stephenson, A.N. Chandler, R.L. Atkinson and Will Atkinson
  • 1886 - Meeting held at Broad and Filbert Streets. Membership included several "newspapermen and many leading merchants and manufacturers...". Headquarters was located at 1018 Chestnut Street (E.M. Chandler, President)


  • 1927 - Meetings held Fridays at noon, Club Room, No.1, of the Chamber of Commerce
  • 1936 - Membership increased to 200 after William J. McNair was elected Mayor of Pittsburgh, then nearly disbanded when McNair stepped down. McNair stopped attending Henry George Club meetings. Old-time members began to return and membership stabilized at 20-25; Pittsburgh Press, 27 November
  • 1937 - Rival groups fought for control of the Henry George Club, between supporters of former Mayor McNair and current Mayor Scully
  • 1938 - Article, "Pittsburgh Plays,"
    The Freeman, December:

    "The Henry George Club has an orchestra. It practices at the home of Wiliam N. McNair, first violin. the other members: Bill Comorada, drummer; Robert Bowers, banjo; Betty McNair, second violin; Helen McNair, piano. The Sun-Telegraph, December 14, gave the orchestra, which will play at the commencement exercises of the HGSSS, a half page of photographs, entitled "Single Tax -- with Words and Music."



  • 1930 - Henry George Congress (fifth annual) held in San Francisco; 2-4 September

  • 1932 - Article, "Single Taxers Meet in Tennessee":

    "For the first time in its history the Henry George memorial congress was held in the south, meeting at Memphis, Oct. 10-12. The occassion brough together the leading single tax advoces of the nation... The strongest out of town delegation was that from Fairhope, Ala., which is the largest single tax colony in the country. ...Suggestions that the single taxers vote for Norman Thomas wre hooted down on the ground that socialism wanted to get the government in deeper while single tax wanted to get the government out of the people's affairs."


  • 1936 - Henry George Congress announced, to be held at the Netherlands Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 12-14 November
  • 1936 - Article, "Henry George Congress in Chicago,"
    Land & Liberty, November, p.232
  • 1940 - Held in Detroit, Michigan (October or November). Chaired by A. Laurence Smith, to discuss forming a national organization. A Committee was formed to restore the Henry George birthplace in Philadelphia

Henry George Congress 1941 on


(East Bay)

  • 1938 - January 24: C.K. Sutcliffe of Berkeley elected President; F.J. Stevenson of Piedmont, V.P., Grace A. Johnson of Berkeley, corresponding secretary; Jean Widner of Oakland, secretary-treasurer; C.H. Rogers of Berkeley, secretary of social activities
  • 1940 - Annual meeting held in July; officers elected: Jerome Crawford, President; Adolph de Fremery, Vice President

(Los Angeles)

  • 1939 - Article, "Los Angeles Centenary,"
    The Freeoman, October:

    "Two hundred and fifty gathered at a banquet sponsored by the Henry George Fellowship at the Elks' Temple on August 31, to do honor to the memory of Henry George. ...Franz Sachse, president, introduced the toastmaster, William C. de Mille. The speakers included Dr. Orden Rockey, representing the mayor, Hamlin Garland, and Hon. Carey Mcwilliams, State Director of Immigration. Harry H. Ferrell, instructor, outlined the purposes and work of the school."


  • 1937 - December 6: Nathan Hillman, president of the Federated Chapters of the Henry George Fellowship, was named head of the first organized chapter of the fellowship in the State on its foundation here. V.J. Byron was elected treasurer and Rosemary Loeser, secretary
  • 1940 - Article, "Fellowship elects Woodmansee,"
    The Freeman, February:

    "New officers of the Hartford Chapter of the Henry George Fellowship were elected at a meeting held January 10, at the Sea Food Restaurant, 296 Asylum St.: Llewellyn E. Woodmansee, president; Harold J. Liebe, vice-president; Donald Ferry, treasurer; and Ann C. Martin, Secretary."
  • 1941 - Organized two 15-week courses in Hartford
  • 1941 - Discussion, "How to Solve the Rent Problem in Hartford," led by Ethel Stannard


  • 1938 - Article, "Clock-town Ticks,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Members of the Waterbury Chapter of the H.G. Fellowship (which was formed a few months ago) and their friends met at the Keavaney home at Bunker Hill Avenue Saturday evening, June 4, when the season was closed with a lecture and social."


  • 1937 - October 21: Address by Anna George de Mille at a meeting of the HG Fellowship at the YMCA building, 1450 Clarendon Street. Nathan Hillman also spoke. John S. Codman gave a brief talk on the progress of the HGS in Boston
  • 1937 - October 24: new class sponsored by the fellowship began in the meeting room of the Recorder-Gazette. John E. Bond was the instructor, assisted by Bernhard Dirks
  • 1938 - Article, "Boston Pushes On,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "The annual business and social meeting of the Boston Chapter of the H.G. Fellowship was held on Thursday, May 26, at 6 Bryon Street, Boston. Mark J.J. Leonardi, President, reports that officers were elected for 1938-39 as follows: -- Louis H. Marshall, President; Dr. Charles Morgan, Vice President; John S. Codman, Treasurer, to succed Albert Speare; Miss Belle Epstein, Chapter Secretary, to succed Miss Marjorie Dottling, who was appointed a member of the Promotions Committee. It was announced that plans were being made to establish a central meeting place to be used by both the school and the Fellowship. Speakes were Messrs. Leonardi, Marshall, Codman, richards, and John Lawrence Monroe, Field Director of HGSSS."
  • 1940 - George R. Amond serving as President
  • 1940 - Addressed by Anna George de Mille, 21 October

(Kansas City)

  • 1938 - Article, "White Boosts Freeman,"
    The Freeman, June:

    "The Kansas City chapter of the Henry George Fellowship adopted a motion urged by Edward White, veteran Georgist, that subscriptions to The Freeman for present students in the HGSSS be paid for by the alumni association. ..."Some time ago, the alumni association subscribed for all who were members at that time, and also all who were then students, so that at this time all graduates are on the subscription list, as well as some others who are not graduates," Mr. White said. "Would it not be a good idea to suggest to the various alumni associations in other cities that their members be subscribed for in a body? That seems to be an important thing and one that an alumni association could well get busy about."


  • 1938 - Article, "News From 'What Spot',"
    The Freeman, July:

    "At the Paxton Hotel on May 8, the Henry George Fellowship and the Omaha Philosophical Society presented Col. Victor A. rule of chicago to a group of about 50 guests, when he spoke on the Philosophy of War, with Arthur f. Backer, President of the Society, in the chair, and Col. Rueben Perley acting as Toastmaster. Officers of the Fellowship elected for the comming year are: Earl C. Truex, President; Isabelle Alcorn, Vice-President; Paul Koons, Secretary; Henry F. Sarman, Treasurer, and George A. Rasmussen, H.L. Goodheart, Marion Nichol, J.B. Rea and M.F. Levenson, Executive Committee. Harold W. Becker, retiring President, was chosen delegate to the National Convention in N.Y. City July 4-5."
  • 1942 - George B. Greene, serving as Secretary
  • 1945 - Article, "Omaha, Nebraska,"
    Henry George News, March:

    "The Henry George Fellowship, of Omaha, held a dinner meeting on the evening of February 27th, 1945, at the Y.W.C.A. Dr. Roderic B. Crane, Professor of Economics of the University of Omaha, lectured on 'Some Economic Fallacies'. H.J. Bailey is President of the Fellowship, and Mrs. George b. Green is Secretary."


  • 1937 - December 9: chapter of the fellowship formed by 13 graduates of the fundamental economics course. Robert E. Knarr elected president. Bertha E. Condran, elected secretary
  • 1945 - Article, "Omaha, Nebraska,"
    Henry George News, March:

    "The Henry George Fellowship of Omaha, held a dinenr meeting on the evening of February 27th, 1945, at the Y.W.C.A. Dr. Roderic b. Crane, Professor of Economics of the University of Omaha, lectured on 'Some Economic Fallacies'. H.J. Bailey is President of the Fellowship, and Mrs. George B. Greene is Secretary."

(New York)

  • 1936 - Arthur H. Vetterman elected temporary President; George Bingham, V.P.; Joan F. McNally, Secretary; Eloise Peirsol, Secretary
  • 1937 - December 2: Morris D. Forkosch was elected president of the chapter. Dr. S.A. Schneidman and Earl Jones were named vice presidents. Jack Raskin elected recording secretary. Hilda gidden, corespondencing secretary; John Munson, treasurer
  • 1937 - Organized into federated chapters with a total membership of 3,000
  • 1938 - National conference held, New York, NY; 3-4 July; Nathan Hillman re-elected President. Morris D. Forkosch, elected first VP; Grace Johnston, second VP; Alexander Fox, treasurer; Mark J.J. Leonardi, financial secretary; Sidney S. Siegler, corresponding secretary

  • 1935 - Editorial office located at 7 Dearborn, Chicago; Editorial board: James Ashenhurst, Sam Levin, Henry Tideman, Nathan Hillman (President)

  • 1926 - Founded (1306 Berger Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 1927 - Purchased Henry George birthplace, January
  • 1931 - Announced a new plan under which "education and political action shall go hand in hand."
  • 1951 - Located at 417 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA; Charles R. Eckert, President
  • 1969 - Began publishing Equal Rights
  • 1986 - Moved to Columbia, Maryland from Indiana, Pa., Steven Cord, President and Director
  • 200x - Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Josh Vincent, Director

  • 1926 - Philadelphia
  • 1927 - New York, New York, 12-14 September (Hotel Pennsylvania)
  • 1928 - Chicago, Illinois, 10-12 September (The Congress Hotel)
  • 1929 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (William Penn Hotel)
  • 1930 - San Francisco, California
  • 1931 - Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1932 - Memphis, Tennessee; 10-12 October
  • 1932 - Article, "Single Taxers Meet in Tennessee":

    "For the first time in its history the Henry George memorial congress was held in the south, meeting at Memphis, Oct. 10-12. The occassion brough together the leading single tax advoces of the nation... The strongest out of town delegation was that from Fairhope, Ala., which is the largest single tax colony in the country. ...Suggestions that the single taxers vote for Norman Thomas wre hooted down on the ground that socialism wanted to get the government in deeper while single tax wanted to get the government out of the people's affairs."
  • 1933 - Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934 - Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935 - New York, New York
  • 1935 - Report, "Henry George Congress," New York;
    Land & Liberty, November

HENRY GEORGE Foundation of America Congresses: 1936-1950
  • 1936 - Chicago, Illinois (or Cincinnati, Ohio?)
  • 1937 - Detroit, Michigan (October)
  • 1938 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada; September 7-9, at the Royal York Hotel
  • 1939 - New York, New York
  • 1940 - Washington, DC
  • 1941 - Chicago, Illinois, held at the Hotel LaSalle (29 September - 1 October)
  • 1942 - No conference held due to war-time difficulties
  • 1943 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (28 August)
  • 1949 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16-17 September (Benjamin Franklin Hotel)
  • 1950 - No conference held

HENRY GEORGE Foundation of America Congresses: 1951-1970
  • 1951 - New York, New York; Park Sheraton Hotel; 5-6 October
  • 1952 - No conference held
  • 1953 - No conference held
  • 1954 - No conference held
  • 1955 - No conference held
  • 1956 - No conference held
  • 1957 - No conference held
  • 1962 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

HENRY GEORGE Foundation of America Congresses: 1971 on
  • 1972 - San Francisco, California
  • 1974 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylania (Harcum Jr. College)
  • 1980 - Article, "Annual Joint Georgist Conference,"
    Georgist Journal, Autumn

HENRY GEORGE Foundation of America News ...

  • 1950s - Published by Henry George School, Los Angeles, CA

HENRY GEORGE Institute ...
  • 1971 - Founded, with an office at 55 W. 42nd Street; Robert Clancy, President
  • 1971 - First Annual Meeting held 24 June, at Freedom House, New York City
  • 1980 - Moved to 5 E. 44th Streeet (with Henry George School)

HENRY GEORGE Institute 1981-1985
  • 1982 - Article, Annual Dinner,
    9 June, City University Graduate Center; Georgist Journal, Summer
  • 1983 - Article, Annual Dinner,
    17 June, City University Graduate Center; Georgist Journal, Summer
  • 1983 - Photograph,
    at the Henry George Institute annual dinner
  • 1985 - Article, Georgist Journal, Spring:

    "The Henry George Institute is sponsoring a symposium on "Land and its Rent" at 5 E. 44th Street, New York, on Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. The participants include Terry Flynn, M.A. Candidate, on "Adam Smith and classical Views of Rent"; Walter Horn, Ph.D., on "John Stuart Mill and Compensatory Payments"; Edward J. dodson, M.A. candidate, on "Proudhon, Tolstoy and Henry George"; and Mark Brady, Ph.D. candidate, on "A Libertarian Perspective." Chairman, Robert Clancy, President of the Institute."

HENRY GEORGE Institute 1986-1990
  • 1988 - Moved to 121 E. 30th Street (with Henry George School)
  • 199x - Lindy Davies appointed Program Director

HENRY GEORGE Institute 1991 on

HENRY GEORGE Institute of New England ...
  • 1941 - Established as a trust to raise funds for the Henry George School extension
  • 1942 - Purchased a building at 90 Beacon Street, Boston
  • 1942 - Herbert E. Good elected Executive Secretary, to succeed Reginald Zalles, who resigned to enter military service
  • 1942 - John S. Codman serving as President; John R. Nichols, as Vice President
  • 1942 - Aram Bashian appointed Director, succeeding Edward D. VanTassel, who entered military service

HENRY GEORGE Institute of New York New York
  • 1945 - Established and offering classes in Fundamental Economics, International Trade and American History

HENRY GEORGE League of New Jersey New Jersey
  • 1932 - Established

HENRY GEORGE Lecture Association Illinois

  • 1903 - Formed in Chicago to organize lectures on the single tax. Frederick Monroe led the organization for several years
  • 1912 - Located at 538 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1920 - Located at 538 So. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL
  • 1920 - Sponsored and essay contest
  • 1920 - F.H. Monroe, President

HENRY GEORGE Legislative Committee New York
(New York)

  • 1941 - Formed to draft and support legislatin based on single tax principles.The Committee, chaired by Walter Fairchild, worked with the American Association of Scientific Taxation and the Graded Tax Committee of New York.
  • 1942 - Article, Pushing the Voorhis Bill
    The Freeman, November. Here is a brief excerpt:

    "The land tax would raise five billion dollars yearly. Congressman Voorhis points out that Congress is now powerless to prevent private holders of ground leases, oil leases, coal, mineral rights and power concessions from reaping the benefit of the tremendous increasein the demand for rawmaterials due to the war. ...Rents and royalties on private holdings of natural resources have gone up by leaps and bounds. War demands have multiplied the value of private holdings ten, twenty and thirty fold. There is no way to put ceiling prices on land value."




  • 1915 - Established by A. Wangemann

HENRY GEORGE School of Economics ...
  • 1918 - Established by the New York Single Tax Party with classes at the New York headquarters conducted by Frank Chodorov with material created by Norman C.B. Fowles




  • 1936 - First class in fundamental economics completed, R.L. Rockwell, instructor
  • 1938 - Article, "Class at Fairhope,"
    The Freeman, March:

    "Dora G. Ogle, formerly of Baltimore, has found a group of ten young adults anxious to take the ten weeks course in Progress and Poverty and a class is now organized under her leadership to study fundamental economics."
  • 1958 - Founded; located at 240 Fairhope Ave.
  • 1965 - Claude Arnold takes over as extension director from Bruce Evans, Jr.


  • 1940 - Course began by James Busey with 12 students, May


  • 1936 - First extension class started by Frank E. Jordan


  • 1939 - Article, "Berkeley Commencement,"
    The Freeman:

    "The Berkeley Extension held its Fall commencement for the 47 students who completed the course in Fundamental Economics at the Alden Library in Oakland, November 27. There were 80 persons present to witness the presentation of certificates and hear a speech by S. Edward Williams on "A Science Struggling to be Born."

(East Bay)

  • 1935 - Established (no information on individuals initially involved)
  • 1937 - Commencement dinner held December 13 for fifty students who comleted the fundamental course in Oakland and Berkeley
  • 1938 - Ninety-nine students enrolled for the winter term, beginning week of January 17. C.K. Sutcliffe, Ewald Redpenning, Robert A. Hunter and Miss Olive Maguire served as instructors
  • 1938 - Graduation dinner held, 27 June; 49 students from four classes completed courses
  • 1938 - Graduation dinner held, 27 June; 49 students from four classes completed courses
  • 1938 - Article, "East Bay Extension,"
    The Freeman, October:

    "Grace A. Johnston, secretary of the East Bay extension, reports an enrollment of seventy-five in the five Berkeley and Oakland classes. An advanced class, conducted by E.C. Redepenning, opened September 12, promises excellent teaching material."
  • 1938 - Article, "Denbigh in Oakland,"
    The Freeman, December:

    "Grace a. Johnston, East Bay Chapter, reports graduation of 45 students on November 4, when a dinner meeting was held at the Hotel Coit, Oakland. The principle speakers were Dr. Glenn E. Hoover, Chairman of the Department of Economics, Mills College, Oakland, and Miss Helen Denbigh (well known to New York students, who is planning to live in California). Miss Johnston advises us that Misses Denbigh and Wilson are taking part in Extension School activities and at a meeting held Nov. 14 made plans for the coming term."
  • 1939 - Article, "East Bay Extension,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Mr. J. Rupert Mason was the main speaker at the graduation dinner, held at Zerikote's Boat House Restaurant, on June 16. Miss Grace A. Johnston, extension secretary, reports a total of thirty-four graduates from the spring classes."
  • 1939 - Article, "Berkeley Classes Open,"
    The Freeman, October:

    "The East Bay Henry George Fellowship opened its fall term in September. In addition to seven classes in Fundamental Economics, a class in the Principles of International Trade, under the leadership of Adolph de Fremery, is being offered."
  • 1940 - Commencement held at the Oakland YWCA, 27 November; 35 graduates. S. Edward Williams spoke on"Opportunity"
  • 1941 - Commencement held at the Alden Public Library, 6 May. Jerome Crawford acted as chairman. S. Edward Williams made the principal address, on "Arming in Humanity's Cause." William H. tuttle spoke on "Sharing the Job."
  • 1941 - Grace a. Johnston serving as Extension Secretary
  • 1955 - Extension re-established; located at 2807 Ellsworth St., Berkeley

(Los Angeles)

  • 1937 - William C. de Mille was guest speaker at graduation exercises, October
  • 1938 - Graduation held for 12 students (out of 14 enrolled), 27 December
  • 1940 - Mr. Marriner, an engineer, aded to the faculty
  • 1938 - Permanent headquarters established at 304 South Broadway. Harry H. Ferrell, as extension secretary
  • 1939 - Article, "L.A. Meets in Church,"
    The Freeman, May:

    "According to the report of Harry H. Ferrell, Extension Secretary, forty graduates of previous courses in Fundamental Economics began the study of International Trade on May 9. Mr. Ferrell writes: 'Although not yet a 100 percent Georgist, Dr. Ernest Caldecott is an enthusiastic supporter of our educational work, and we are using the parlor of the First Unitarian Church."
  • 1940 - Commencement held 3 December; 12 students graduated. Mrs. Ferrell serving as Secretary
  • 1943 - School found space at 577 N. Vermont Ave.
  • 1945 - Article, "Extension Headquarters to Move,"
    Henry George News, September:

    "Some time this fall the Los Angeles office will be moved to larger quarters at 333 North Madison Avenue, near Vermont and Beverly. The new headquarters is now being redecorated. This move is made possible by the generosity of the late Norma Cooley, editor of 'Tax Facts', and daughter of Stoughton Cooley. Miss Cooley left her home to the Los Angeles extension of the Henry George School. There will be a wonderful library, besides vitually needed room for our expanded work."
  • 1949 - William B. Truehart serving as Director
  • 1955 - Launched a weekly radio program, "Events and You"; began with interview of Agnes de Mille, 21 January; hosted by William B. Truehart
  • 1956 - Moved to 577 N. Vermont Avenue
  • 1959 - Began a radio program, "Economics, By George" wich lasted one year
  • 1965 - Harry Pollard, Director; Raymond J. Kornfled, President
  • 1967 - Located at 577 N. Vermont Avenue; Harry Pollard, Director

(Marin County)

  • 1966 - Article, "The Henry George School in Marin," Marin Magazine, 19 March


  • 1955 - Founded; no physical headquarters

(San Diego)

  • 1935 - Founded; located at 1536 7th Ave.
  • 1938 - Forty students began summer course, 6 July, reported by Grant M. Webster, secretary
  • 1938 - Article, "A Freshman,"
    The Freeman, October:

    "To meet the entrance requirements of Los Angeles City College, Bill Truehart, of the Georgist Trueharts, turned in a Georgist theme. He passed. Mrs. Truehart, who recently completed the teaching of a class in San Diego (22 graduates) will carry on here."
  • 1939 - Three classes conducted during the fall, one in the Court House and two in private residences, reported Grant M. Webster, Extension Secretary
  • 1940 - 32 students enrolled in a class using Progress and Poverty; Reported by Grant M. Webster, The Freeman, January
  • 1949 - Bessie B. Truehart serving as Director
  • 1961 - Board of Directors resolved to restructure to permit eligible (paid up) members to elected the board; January
  • 1965 - Col. A. V. Gerard, President
  • 1965 - Location: 3627 30th Street; Roy A. Davidson, Director
  • 196- - Reorganized as Basic Economic Education, Inc., located at 5111 College Avenue

(San Francisco)

  • 1938 - Article, "California For Classes,"
    The Freeman, December:

    " "Noah D. Alper, secretary of the Tax Relief Association of California, reports that the Central Committee has decided to carry on an educational campaign, particuarly the organizing of extension classes of the Henry George School of Social Science."
  • 1939 - Seven classes started in September; instructors were Robert A. Hunter, Helen D. Denbigh, Helen C. wilson and Jerome Crawford. Adolph de Fremery conducted an advanced course in International Trade
  • 1949 - Founded; located at 46 Kearny St.; Robert T. Tideman, Director
  • 1967 - Location: 833 Market Street; Robert Tideman, Executive Secretary
  • 1970s - Located at 833 Market Street
  • 1996 - Relocated to 155 Hyde Street, No.507
  • 1997 - Relocated to 55 New Montgomery, Suite 219

(Santa Ana)

  • 1936 - Ben E. Traver, instructor


  • 1936 - Fundamental economics course started by Nancy B. Irving Miller
  • 1955 - Founded; no physical headquarters


  • 1936 - Founded; 252 Asylum St.
  • 1938 - Commencement dinner held 30 March. Anna George de Mille, Frank Chodorov and Mac Edds were principal speakers. Nathan Hillman presided
  • 1938 - Teachers training course began in May under direction of Nathan Hillman. Commencement dinner held 22 June
  • 1938 - Graduation held for 40 students, 21 December, at the Y.W.C.A., Broad Street. William S. O'Connor and M.B. Thomson, teachers in New York, served as speakers
  • 1939 - Four classes opened on April 10 at 18 Asylum Street, 53 persons enrolled
  • 1939 - Article, "Odell Shepard at Hartford,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Professor Odell Shepard, head of the English Department at Trinity college, Pulizer prize winner for best non-fiction book of 1938, addressed the Spring graduating classes on June 21, at the Morgan Memorial. Mr. M.B. Thomson of New York, and the following members of the Hartford faculty also spoke: Mrs. Winifred Chamberlain, Mrs. Augusta L. Bryan, L.E. Woodmansee, Allan R. Meyers. Nathan Hillman, extension secretary, was master of ceremonies. Fifty graduates and their friends attended."
  • 1940 - Moved to 18 Asylum Street; Ann C. Martin, extension secretary
  • 1939 - Commencement held, 16 December, at Hartford YMCA; 41 students; DeWitt Bell was guest speaker on "Fallacies in Contemporary College Economics"
  • 1940 - 40 students received certificates as graduates of the Hartford Extension, April 8; Donald MacDonald, member of the International Highway Commission, was guest speaker; Nathan Hillman, Extension Director and National President of the Henry George Fellowship presented the certificates
  • 1940 - 30 students received certificates, June 19. Joseph r. Manfrini, instructor at the New York Henry George School spoke on "Why Fifth Columnists Succeed."
  • 1940 - Commencement, December. Anna George De Mille spoke
  • 1941 - Nathan Hillman, Director, gave talk at the Washington Lodge, IOOF, Weathersfield
  • 1949 - Established its own headquarters; Nathan Hillman, Director
  • 19-- - Moved to 87 W. Mohawk Drive, West Hartford
  • 1953 - Article, "Hartford Has New Director (Nathan Hillman),"
    Henry George News, January
  • 1965 - Location: 87 W. Mohawk Drive; Mrs. Natahn Hillman, Director
  • 1967 - Closed down

(New Britain)

  • 1938 - Article, "New Extension in New Britain,"
    The Freeman, January:

    "Samuel Lafferty of New Britain, who was a member of Nathan Hillman's class in the Hartford extension of the Henry George School, will start an extension class here in January. He is a member of the editorial staff of The New Britain Herald."


  • 1938 - Article, "Carroll at Cornwall,"
    The Freeman, September:

    "Joseph R. Carroll, extension instructor of the HGSSS at Norfolk, addressed the economics class of the Reverand R. Wilbur Simmons at the Congregational Church on August 2."


  • 1938 - Article, "Waterbury Commencement,"
    The Freeman, March:

    "Completion of two classes of the Henry George School of Social Science here was marked at a commencement dinner at the Kopper Kettle Feb. 12. Thirty persons attended. Speakers included Professor L.B. Allen, one of the instructors here. Dr. Royal E.S. Hayes, Nathan Hillman of hartford, William Lee of Bridgeport and Frank Chodorov, director of the school."
  • 1939 - Classes began in February on Sundays by Everett M. Stanley, at the 2nd Congregational Church. Mr. Allen of cheshire Academy will conduct the HGSSS course on fundamental economics.


  • 1938 - Article, "Profitable Vacation,"
    The Freeman, September:

    "Mr. and Mrs. George W. Palmer, recent graduates of the Winsted, Conn. Extension, organized an advanced course in "Protection or Free Trade" which started at their home on August 1. The instructor is Joseph R. Carroll of Norfolk. Mrs. Palmer is the author, under the pen-name of Ruth Cross, of The Big Road, Eden on a Country Hill [and other books]."
  • 1939 - Address, "Theory of Henry George,"
    by Leland Simon at the Y.M. Zipper Club. Mr. Simon completed the course the previous year and began teaching at the YMCA


  • 1938 - Article, "Nurses Study 'P & P',"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Dr. Henry George III recently completed teaching a class of sixteen nurses, inlcuding three nuns, at the St. Francis Hospital. The course was called "Sociology for Nurses"; the subject matter was the course in Fundamental Economics and Social Philosophy, as given in all HGSSS classes. 'Progress & Poverty' was the text book."

  • 1942 - Adele Nichols organized classes for the fall term, assisted by Fred Beckett, a student at George Washington University
  • 1962 - Extension re-established at 9019 Spring Hill Lane
  • 1965 - Location: 9019 Spring Hill Lane; L.E. Bottens, Director


  • 1962 - Founded, located at 215 N.W. 79th Street
  • 1966 - Moved to 210 Palm Avenue, Palm Island
  • 1967 - Location: 210 Plam Avenue; Raymond Abrams, Director
  • 1968 - Location: 118 W. 2nd Court, Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach


  • 1956 - Founded; no physical headquarters

(Cedar Rapids)

  • 1939 - Article, "Cedar Rapids Soon,"
    The Freeman, August:

    "Plans for starting a Cedar Rapids Extension of the HGSSS were discussed at a luncheon in the Roosevelt Hotel, July 3. Present were Lucien F. Willcox, Matthew Cowden, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Monroe, Jr., Miss Teresa McCarthy, secretary of the HGSSS, New York, and John Lawrence Monroe, Chicago. Mr. Cowden is a corresponence course graduate. Mr. Wilcox enrolled for the course also, in preparation for teaching. Both Mr. Cowden and Mr. Wilcox have been followers of Henry George for many years."


  • 1934 - Founded; located at 236 N. Clark St.
  • 1934 - First class taught by Henry L. Tideman
  • 19-- Moved to 4027 N. Francisco Avenue
  • 1937 - Moved to 180 W. Washington Street, 1 February
  • 1937 - 30 classes in Fundamental Economics started in the Fall. Commencement dinner held for 85 students, 15 December
  • 1938 - Moved to 139 N. Clark Street, Suite 1208, City Hall Square Building, from 180 W. Washington Street, 1 February
  • 1938 - Article, "Testing New Manual,"
    The Freeman, March:

    "A manual for the advanced course in Henry George's 'Science of Political Economy' has been prepared by Henry L.T. Tideman, dean of the Chicago Extension of the HGSSS and lifelong student and advocate of the principles of the philosophy of Henry George. It will be tested out in the four classes studying the subject at national headquarters."
  • 1938 - Spring semester concluded with completion of 17 classes and an enrollment of 272. Commencement dinner held in the Medical Arts Building, 29 June. Certificates were awarded to over 100 graduates
  • 1938 - Moved to 4536 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, September
  • 1938 - Commencement dinner held 30 November for 137 graduates from 19 autumn courses. Speakers included Max Korshak and John Z. White. John Lawrence Monroe, field secretary of the school movement, gave the history of the school movement
  • 1938 - John Lawrence Monroe joined staff of the Chicago extension to take on organization work, December


  • 1939 - Article, "New Chicago Headquarters,"
    The Freeman, March:

    "February first was moving day for the Chicago Extension. In response to urging of the teaching and secretarial staff that the classwork of the School be conducted in headquarters used exclusively for School purposes, the trustees of the Extension took a year's lease on room 1208, City Hall Square Building, 139 North Clark Street. ...The new headquarters in one of Chicago's finer office buildings consists of a classroom accommodating 25 students and a separate office space adequate for secretarial purposes."
  • 1939 - Certificates awarded to 158 students at a banquet held 13 April at the Brevoort Hotel. Addresses were made by Maurice E. Welty, Hiram B. Loomis, Henry L.T. Tideman and John Zlobito
  • 1939 - Graduation dinner held 22 May at the Central YMCA for graduates of Henry L.T. Tideman's advanced course
  • 1939 - Commencement held at LaSalle Hotel; 157 graduates of 17 classes; 28 June. Address made by John Z. White
  • 1939 - Seventy-five high school seniors registered for a five week summer course beginning in July
  • 1939 - Article, "Chicago Teachers Meet,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "The monthly teachers' meeting of the Chicago Extension was held at the residence of Samuel M. Levin, Saturday, April 29. John A. Harney instructor at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, read from Father John A. Ryan's "Distributive Justice" and led a critical discussion of its treatment of Henry George's tenets."
  • 1939 - Fifty high school graduates attended a course in fundamental economics offer by the Chicago extension beginning July 10. Instuctors were Hiram B. Loomis, Joseph W. Bauer and Henry L.T. Tideman
  • 1939 - New course, "The Philosophy of Henry George" began, taught by Gustave Carus on Wednesday evenings
  • 1939 - Commencement held 15 December at the Hamilton Hotel; 400 attendees. Francis Neilson delivered the address: "Henry George -- His Cultural Contribution and Influences"


  • 1940 - Moved to 64 W. Randolph Street (Garrick Building), May; which doubled the space of the former headquarters
  • 1940 - Promotional film produced by Leonard K. Nitz, W. Russell Becker, P.C. Farris and Sam Levin
  • 1940 - Commencement held in the school's auditorium building, 5 December. John Z. White delivered a talk on "America's Need of the Hour"


  • 1941 - Commencement exercises held at 17 No. State Street. Honorable William H. McNair and Anna George DeMille participated as speakers
  • 1941 - Extension received a donation of the complete works of Henry George (and other books) from Dr. Robert E. Graves
  • 1941 - Article, "No Stopping Him,"
    The Freeman, August:

    "Mason Gaffney was not going to let Chicago down without one summer class. He started a class with a dozen high school and college students in his home in Winnetka on July 16. In September Mason goes to Harvard to begin a seven year trek through college economics."
  • 1941 - Article, "College Students Enjoy Course,"
    The Freeman, June:

    "The students of Prof. W. Lou Tandy's class in Public Finance at Eureka College were enrolled last winter in the Henry George School's Correspondence Divsion. ...Prof. Tandy reports that the experiment was a success, that the students felt it very worth while, and wished they could have 'spent more time dealing with Henry George in class'."
  • 1941 - Article, "Chicago Extension News,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "The Chicago Extension graduated 162 students at commencement exercises June 30. Wiliam McNair, former mayor of Pittsburgh, was the principal speaker. Certificates were presented by Anna George De Mille."
  • 1941 - Winter term began with 400 students in 33 basic courses and 16 advanced courses, the largest winter term registration to that point


  • 1942 - Moved to W. Jackson Boulevard (leasing space form Northwestern University), Chicago, 1 May
  • 1943 - Extension located at 111 West Jackson Boulevard
  • 1948 - High point reached with 100 classes taught in Chicago area
  • 1949 - John L. Monroe, serving as Director
  • 1950-88 - Program fell off and was discontinued


  • 1954 - Photograph
    from the annual Commerce and Industry luncheon
  • 1962 - Name changed to Institute for Economic Inquiry by John Monroe
  • 1965 - Edwin Hamilton, President
  • 1965 - Location: 4027 N. Francisco Avenue; George Menninger, Director
  • 1968 - Mina Olson, Executive Secretary
  • 1970 - Independently incorporated
  • 1979 - Sam Venturella appointed director

1981 on

  • 1990 - Bequest received and school moved to 1772 W. Greenleaf Avenue
  • 1991 - Moved to 4536 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, September
  • 1992 - Moved to 1772 W. Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago
  • 199- - Moved to 417 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago
  • 199x - Chuck Metalitz appointed Director
  • 2006 - Moved to 28 East Jackson Street, Suite 1004, Chicago
  • 2023 - Mailing address: 333 S. Wabash Avenue, No. 2700, Chicago, IL 60604


  • 1938 - Commencement exercises held in December, 24 students completed the course
  • 1939 - Extension conducted by J. Benton Schaub
  • 1939 - Graduation certifictes issued to 27 on March 17 at the Evanston Public Library. John Lawrence Monroe gave a talk on "Where Do We Go From Here."
  • 1939 - Course in the Science of Political Economy taught by John Lawrence Monroe to 28 students, beginning April 12

(Oak Park)

  • 1939 - Spring semester: three classes taught by J. Edward Jones, extension secretary. Other instructors were Lewis Ijams and Fred Ebinger


  • 1937 - George Huges, son of Tom Huges (author of Tom Brown's School Days, was organizing a class of the Henry George School, although elderly and in ill health
  • 1938 - Article, "Topeka After High School,"
    The Freeman, October:

    "George Hughes writes that graduates of the classes here are actively pressing for permission to hold their classes in the new High School Building. A petition to the School Board is being presented and many locally influential signatures in support have been obtained. This petition in part drawn their attention to the Charter of the HGSSS by the University of New York, and requests the use of a class room in the Topeka Adult High School."
  • 1939 - 12 students complete course in fundamental economics, December, taught by Dr. W.J.Robb
  • 1940 - Article, "Dr. Robb Takes Over,"
    The Freeman, December:

    "Carrying on the work of George Hughes, a veteran in the movement who died last winter, Dr. W. J. Robb has organized a class in Fundamental Economics. More than twenty new students have been enrolled, mainly through the efforts of graduates. The class meets in the Topeka High School building."


  • 1938 - Article, "Correspondence Course Class,"
    The Freeman, December:

    "A group of twenty is being organized to study through the correspondence course of HGSSS, by Bruce Poundstone, Assistant in County Program Work and Field Agent in Farm Management, of the Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, State of Kentucky. Mr. Poundstone Writes: "All of these people are students of Economics and are interested in following this course for two reasons; first, it will give us a better insight into the writings of Henry George, and, secondly, give us a chance to brush up on economic theory. The fact that your course is carefully outlined made it especially useful for our program."


  • 1935 - Founded; 294 Washington St.
  • 1938 - Winter term scheduled six classes in fundamental economics beginning January 17. John S. Codman provided a teachers training program. An advanced course on international trade began under Francis G. Goodale, with 20 students
  • 1938 - Graduation exercises held on 24 June, for 116 students
  • 1938 - Course under Dr. Charles R. Morgan began November 1 with 18 students
  • 1938 - Graduation held 5 December, with 25 students completing the course taught by Francis Goodale
  • 1939 - Address, "Government Revenue from Privilege Instead of From Industry,"
    by John S. Codman, before the study body of the Babson Institute at Wellesley College, 6 December
  • 1940 - Graduation exercises, 29 March; 79 students received certificates; John S. Codman presided
  • 1940 - Promoted courses over radio station WHDH
  • 1940 - Commencement held at the YWCA Auditorium, 17 December; 100 students "were graduated"; winthrop L. Upon spoke on "Henry George and the Present Crisis"
  • 1941 - Moved to Room 102, 89 State Street; Harold J. Power, extension secretary
  • 1941 - 17 classes offered in the Winter term
  • 1941 - The Henry George Institute took over responsibility for classes from the Boston extension. Harold J. Power was appointed Director
  • 1941 - Leased several rooms at 90 Beacon Street
  • 1947 - Incorporated
  • 1949 - Sanford Farkas, Director
  • 1949 - Lidia Alkalay became full-time-secretary, replacing Mr. A.C. Matteson, Jr.
  • 1965- - Moved to 185 Devonshire Street; Mitchell S. Lurio, Director
  • 1968 - Location: 120 Boylston Street
  • 1971 - Moved to Brookline
  • 1984 - Moved to 21 Unity Court
  • 198- - Moved to 114 Ames Street, Sharon, Masschusetts; Ernest Kahn, Director


  • 1938 - Extension opened under Gerald F. Dingman of Palmer, Massachusetts, at the Civilian Conservation Corps., 3 March

  • 1939 - Graduation exercises held for Winter term for 7 students taught by John E. Bond, 19 April

  • 1938 - Miss Jane Hermann has started a summer extension class

  • 1938 - Graduation held on 23 June for 40 students taught by Dr. Charles R. Morgan
  • 1939 - Course organized at the Oak Grove Improvement Association, 21 students enrolled. Gordon K. Hurd was the instructor
(New Bedford)

  • 1940 - William F. Bertsch, formerly an instructor at the Henry George School in New York city, started a class at the YMCA. Robert Gillespie was also involved with the class

  • 1938 - Article, "In the Berkshires,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Springfield and Greenfield, Mass. -- Combined graduates of the two classes formed last January are reproted by Mr. John E. Bond to number approximately forty. Mr. Bernhard Dirks will represent Greenfield and Mr. John E. Bond will represent Springfield at the coming conference of the Federated chapters of the Henry George Fellowship."
  • 1941 - Article, "New Class in Detroit,"
    The Freeman, February:

    "A class in Fundamental Economics meets in the Main Library Club room at Woodward and Kirby Avenues. ...William J. Palmer, of 886 Dickerson Ave. is director of the Detroit Extension."
  • 1941 - Extension Secretary Palmer appeared on the radio program "Wake Up, America" on 5 May
  • 1941 - Granville W. Anderson moved to Detroit from New Jersey and began working with the Detroit extension
  • 1950 - Re-established with offices at 920 Ford building
  • 1965 - Moved to 4134 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak; becomes Michigan extension; Robert D. Benton, Director
(Grand Rapids)

  • 1944 - Founded; located at 1801 Breton Road, S.E.

  • 1938 - Article, "Buttenheim and Cornick,"
    The Freeman, August:

    "Higher tax rates on land and lower rates on buildings were proposed on June 21 to the National Conference on Planning in session here, and the proposals were incorporated in a committee report signed by Chairman Harold S. Buttenheim, magazine editor, and Philip H. Cornick (formerly a Vice President of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation) of the Institute of Public Administration, New York."
  • 1938 - Graduates of classes conducted in 1935 by Louis Schwartz expressed interest in started at least two classes in October

  • 1936 - Class taught by Charles A. Green
(Kansas City)

  • 1936 - Headquarters established, Hall Building, 828 Walnust Street; Edward White, Pastor of the Third Liberal Church of Kansas as extension secretary
  • 1938 - Founded: located at 3214 Broadway
  • 1939 - Moved to 818 Olive St.
  • 1939 - Four classes started in January
  • 1940 - On December 22, Alton Wright, a graduate of the class conducted by Edward White, organized a class in Fundamental Economics in the negro mission which he and Mrs. Wright conduct
  • 19-- - Moved to 1510 Admiral Boulevard
  • 1965 - Robert Berveiler, Director; Richard Byrne, Preesident
  • 1967 - Location: 3214 Broadway; Robert Berveiler, Director
(St. Louis)

  • 1939 - Established by Noah Alper and others
  • 1939 - A new class has been started on 16 October with 23 students in Assembly Hall, Central Library, 14th and Olive Streets, by Noah D. Alper
  • 1940 - Noah Alper teaching five classes in Fundamental Economics
  • 1940 - Graduation exercises were held in the Assembly Hall of the Central Public Library, December 19. Joseph Forshaw was guest speaker
  • 1940 - 55 students received certificates at exercises held on June 10, at the Hotel Melbourne. Six classes were held durin the spring term. Edward D'Arey spoke on "The Georgist Way -- The American Way." Noah Alper presided
  • 1940 - Commencement held at the Hotel Melbourne, 7 December; 80 students were graduated. Tex Farris of Chicago delivered a talk titled "A Recipe for Progress"
  • 1941 - New classes scheduled to begin during the week of January 13 at the Kirkwood High School, Webster Groves High School, Cabanne Library, and Barr Library. The extension began issuing a four page publication edited by Noah Alper
  • 1941 - Article, "St. Louis Graduates,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Commencement exercises for the spring session ... were held at Cabanne Branch Library on June 7. Noah D. Alper, Extension Secretary, addressed the graduates on "The Home Front fight for Democracy."
  • 1942- Commencement held 13 March in the Assembly Hall of the Central Library. Dr. George Raymond Geiger was guest speaker
  • 1949 - Elizabeth Angell, Acting Director (temporarily replacing Noah Alper, in New York City to study at Columbia University and to work at the Henry George School
  • 1955 - Photograph of both at American Economics Association conference
  • 1965 - Location: 818 Olive Street; Loral D. Swofford, Director
(Great Falls)

  • 1955 - Founded; courses taught at Business College

  • 1938 - Course on international trade taught by Arthur W. Falvey, February
  • 1938 - January: 12 students enrolled in fundamental course taught by Harold F. Becker
  • 1938 - September: 40 students enrolled in two fundamental economics courses. Another course in Protection and Free Trade taught by A.W. Falvey
  • 1939 - Graduation dinner held 9 December. Speakers were George Woods, Executive Vice-President of the First Ntional Bank of Council Bluffs; Robert Smith, Douglas County Clerk; H.J. Bailey, V.P. of the Baker Manufacturing Co.; P.K. Harlan, District Manager of the Bell Telephone Co.
  • 1940 - Class in Fundamental Economics began December 6. William L. Presse as the instructor. The class met at the YWCA
  • 1941 - Class taught by Ada E. Shafer, Fall Term


  • 1939 - March: 37 students attending two classes in Fundamental Economics, taught by George H. Duncan. Students included 15 members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives taught by Lawrence W. Rathburn
  • 1939 - Article, "Legislators Graduate,"
    The Freeman, May:

    "The following is from the Concord Daily Monitor of March 30: -- "The classes in Social Science led by Representative George H. Duncan of Jaffrey and affiliated with the HGSSS of New York were brought to a close Wednesday evening with a dinner at the Puritan Restaurant. Of an enrollment of 50 members, including 20 members of the House of Representatives, 32 received certificates. Lawrance W. Rathbun of Concord acted as Toastmaster. Mr. Duncan presented the certificates. ...Principal speaker was Lancaster M. Greene and the exercies closed with selected readings from 'Progress and Poverty' by Robert St. John of Concord."
(Free Acres)

  • 1940 - Class started by August Hansen, with 15 students. Class is being taught in a vacant grocery store
(Mountain Lakes)

  • 1939 - Article, "Quiz at Graduation,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Twelve graduates from the Spring class in Pequannock, Dr. E.E. Bowen reports, held a joint commencement meeting at the High School in Mountain Lakes on May 22. A feature of the evening was an economic quiz, each member offering a question regarding some phase of the subject not yet quite clear to him or her. Each pupil was called on for his question, answer to which was assigned to a pupil of the other class. After the quiz, Mr. Green L. Rusby, President of the HGSSS of Newark, N.J., gave a talk and distributed the certificates."


  • 1935 - Founded by Elizabeth E. Bowen and George L. Rusby; 78 Clinton Ave.
  • 1938 - Commencement exercises held 16 March for class taught by William L. Hall. Lancaster M. Greene, a trustee of the School, addressed the graduates.
  • 1938 - Article, "School Extension Incorporates,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "The Newark extension has been incorporated under the name "Henry George School of Social Science of New Jersey," with offices at 744 Broad Street. William L. Hall is secretary."
  • 1938 - Graduation exercises held 5 December. Dr. E.E. Bown presided and gave an outline of the progress of the Single Tax movement from the time of henry George to the present. John Allen, President of the Jersey City Chamber of Commerce also spoke, describing his introduction to the teachings of Henry George. George L. Rusby delivered the principal address, "Jew and Christian."
  • 1939 - Dr. E.E. Bowen conducted a teachers training class at the Lincoln Park School, beginning in September. He also began teaching a course in fundamental economics at the Towaco School in October
  • 1939 - Alexander Goldfinger began teaching a course in the "Economic Principles of Henry George" at the Weequahic Adult School, September
  • 1940 - Headquartered at 1 Clinton Street, Newark
  • 1940 - Teressa McCarthy Wiltort apointed field director, February
  • 1940 - Graduation held at the Hamilton Restaurant, 13 May; 180 students received certificates. Anna George de Mille, George L. Rusby and Leon Arpin spoke
  • 1940 - Commencement held at the Hamilton Restaurant; 170 students received diplomas. William L. Hall presided
  • 1941 - Article, "Forum Group Helps School,"
    The Freeman, September:

    "Members of The Freemen's Forum, a discussion group composed of graduates of last year's New Brunswick class, are assisting Phillip Blacher, local instructor, in the campaign for students for the fall term. The forum is helping with direct mail advertising, distribution of posters and literature, and personal campaigning for prospective students."
  • 1942 - Regional meeting held in Oradell, New Jersey, 14 July. Frank Chodorov was guest speaker, on "The Law of Human Progress"
  • 1942 - Teressa McCarthy Witort resigns as field director; Marjorie H. Carter is appointed to succeed her (July)
  • 1946 - Relocated to 1114 Broad Street, Newark, 26 October
  • 1949 - John T. Tetley, Director
  • 1956 - Monthly news organ, The Gargoyle, initiated
  • 1965 - Dr. Geoffrey W. Esty, President
  • 1968 - Moved from Newark to So. Washington, East Orange; John T. Tetley, Director
  • 1978 - The Gargoyle;
    this was the last issue of the school's newsletter, suspended due to rising costs and insufficient contributions; October

  • 1938 - Article, "New Tenafly Class,"
    The Freeman, March:

    "A class in fundamental economics and social science of the Tenafly Extension of the Henry George School of Social Science opened Feb. 14 at Tenafly High School through the co-operation of the Board of Education. Elmer Peterson is the instructor."

  • 1938 - Gilbert M. Tucker, author of The Path to Prosperity and instructor of the HGSSS here, presented certificates to 28 members of his local class at commencement exercises.
  • 1938 - 3 classes started during January in the Board of Education Building on Elk Street. Anna Grace Dolan, Carlton M. Garrison and Arthur D. Brown were instructors
  • 1938 - 28 students completed the course in fundamental economics, 15 December
  • 1949 - Richard H. Ritchey, Director
  • 1970 - Emanuel Choper, Director; located at 22 N. Allen Street

  • 1938 - Article, "New Brooklyn Class,"
    The Freeman, March:

    "A class of the Henry George School was organized at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Congregation Sheiras Israel, after Mrs. Anna George de Mille, trustee, spoke there Feb. 15. Mrs. De Mille also spoke before the Men's Reading Club of Riverside Church, together with Mac Edds of the New York faculty of the School."
  • 1939 - Four of six students of John W. Angus completed the course in fundamental economics given at 56 Mackay Place


  • 1938 - Article, "Buffalo's First Class,"
    The Freeman, June:

    "The Buffalo Extension of the HGSSS will open its first class, a summer course in fundamental economics, at the West End Presbyterian Church June 1. The Rev. William Wylie Young, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, will be the instructor. Contributors to the Buffalo extension fund include Hency C. Stark, Henry H. Work, Thomas H. Work, Dr. John B. Ernsmere and Charles D. Blackhall. Assisting with the secretarial work is Frank D. Silvernail."


  • 1938 - Article, "Geneva, N.Y. Class,"
    The Freeman, June:

    "The opening session of the first extension class of the HGSSS was held April 21 at the home of Henry B. Graves, official of the Ontario Sand and Gravel Co., Inc. John Lawrence Monroe, field director, outlined the course. Mr. Graves will be the instructor."


  • 1938 - Robert Knarr, President of the Hudson Chapter of the Henry George Fellowship, presented diplomas to graduates of the fifth class held in Columbia Country, at the Potts Memorial Hospital, Livingston
  • 1938 - January: Course in fundamental economics began at the Presbyterian Guild House. An addition course began in March at the Columbia County Convalescent Sanatorium. Both courses were taught by Willia A. Snyder
  • 1938 - December: Willis A. Snyder taught a class of 27 students, meeting in the Presbyterian Guild House each week
  • 1939 - January: seventh course offered at 802 Columbia Street, taught by Willis A. Snyder. An additional course at Guild House, Presbyterian Church was taught by Robert E. Knarr
  • 1939 - Course on the Science of Political Economy taught during April at 802 Columbia Street by Willis A. Snyder
  • 1939 - Article, "Graduate Propagandist,"
    The Freeman, September:

    "Using the announcement that staff members of Hudson Public Schools are requested to accept a 5 per cent pay cut, C.G. Bauman (graduate of HGSSS class held here) drew attention in the local press to the enviable financial surplus enjoyed by Milk River, which community in Ontario raises its revenue from ground rent alone."
  • 1939 - December: ninth course offered by the extension completed; Robert e. Knarr, President of the local Henry George Fellowship presided
(Long Island)

  • 1938 - Article, "Artist-Teacher Speaks,"
    The Freeman, December:

    "The Queensboro Society of Arts and Crafts held a meeting on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Town hall, at which Dr. S.A. Schneidman spoke on "Economics for the Artist." Dr. Schneidman is well known locally as an art collector and teacher of HGSSS extension classes in this district."
  • 1938 - Article, "Debate,"
    The Freeman, December:

    "Walter Fairchild, prominent Georgist, will take the afirmative in a debate on the Belows Quinn bills (Graded Tax Plan), and George L. Knott, an engineer will oppose him, at Public School 109, on November 28 at 8 p.m. Dr. Charles C. Kyle, pastor of Queens Evangelical Church will preside, and Dr. S.A. Schneidman, of the HGSSS staff, will act as referee. The bills have been introduced in the New York City Council."
  • 1939 - May: Graduation exercises of the courses offered locally were held on 31 March, at the Diplomat Restaurant. Two hundred people were present, with 33 students receiving certificates.
  • 1939 - October: Ten students met at the offices od Dr. Nathan J. Sacks in Forest Hills to begin a course in fundamental economics.
  • 1940 - Forums on "Current Economic Issues" being held at 89-25 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, L.I. on Tuesday evenings
  • 1940 - Former students of Eric Howlett organized a new class, securing a room at the Central High School and induced Howlett to renew his efforts. The class began January 18
  • 1940 - Irving Mills, an editor of The Oceanside News, began conducting a course in Fundamental Economics during the Fall for residents of Brighton and Manhattan Beaches
  • 1967 - Re-established; no physical headquarters


  • 1932 - Founded
  • 1932 - Provisional Charter, issued by the University of the Sttate of New York
  • 1932 - First home at 211 W. 79th Street; included office, library and one classroom
  • 1932 - Classes moved from the Youth House to the Pythian Temple, 135 W. 70th Street. Classes averaging 50 people
  • 1932 - Advisory Committee meeting held at Halz's restaurant, Woolworth Bulding, 15 April. John Dewey elected honorary president. Frederic C. Howe elected chairman of the Advisory Committee


  • 1933 - Planned to move to 252 West 72nd Street, the first "permanent" headquarters; city did not approve the building and the school had to look elsewhere. Location chosen was 211 W. 79th Street
  • 1933 - First commencement exercises held on grounds of Mahwah River Yacht Club, Suffern, New York, 24 June. Hosted by Walter Fairchild


  • 1934 - Norman Fowels appointed director (served to 1935)


  • 1935 - Otto K. Dorn appointed director (served to 1936)


  • 1936 - Paper by Lancaster Greene, Henry George School of Social Science,
    presented at the Fifth Intenational Conferene to promote Land Value Taxation and Free Trade, Caxton Hall, Westminster, London; 1-5 September


  • 1937 - Granted absolute charter by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, 31 July
  • 1937 - Arthur H. Vetterman elected deal of the faculty, 20 September
  • 1937 - Over 1,000 students enrolled in the correspondence course for the fall term
  • 1937 - Article, "Absolute Charter Granted,"
    The Freeman, November:

    "The Henry George School of social Science started September 27 its first term under the absolute granted by the Board of Regents of the State of New York on July 31. The Charter supersedes the provisions charter granted September 15, 1932, when the independent enterprise previously conducted by the founder, Oscar Geiger, was incorporated as a non-profit making educational institution to teach fundamental economics and social philosophy. The Regents' action certifies to the high standards maintained by the School as an educational institution."

  • 1937 - December 13: Commencement exercises held at the Engineering Building Auditorium for about 600 graduates. Speakers included Abe D. Waldaur and Rep. Herbert Bigelow of Ohio


  • 1938 - January: A group under Teresa MCarthy began preparing an index of Progress and Poverty. Others involved were Henry Mack, Lillian Mechanic, Jerome Berliner, Leo Le Gault and Stella Stockvel.
  • 1938 - Article, "Waldauer Aids Historians,"
    The Freeman, January:

    "Valuable source material on the Henry George movement going back for nearly fifty years, in the form of clippings from the scrap book of Malcolm McDowell has been received by the HGSSS from Abe D. Waldauer, Georgist, city solicitor of Memphis, Tenn. The school has archives of similar material which is far from complete. The new material will be added to the files."
  • 1938 - Gaston Haxo, head of the corresepondence division, reported in February that there were 2,000 students enrolled in the course in fundamental economics
  • 1938 - Commencement exercises held during February for students completing two courses in fundamental economics were conducted at the Master Institute of United Arts by Morris D. Forkosch.
  • 1938 - Commencement held on 29 March for 600 graduates of the winter term
  • 1938 - The course based on Henry George's Science of Political Economy was "restored to the curriculum." 100 students registered in February for four courses taught by Frank Chodorov, Clyde Dart, Morris D. Forkosch and Arthur Selff
  • 1938 - Graduation dinner held. Sidney Manster of the faculty presided. Addresses made by William Quasha and C.O. Steele. Also, Joseph Dana Miller gave a talk on "Oscar Geiger, Founder." 14 June
  • 1938 - Students who completed twenty-six weeks of study began a teachers training course under Frank Chodorov; 25 June
  • 1938 - Article, "Brown Completes Manual,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "Dr. Harry Gunnison Brown, professor of economics at the University of Missouri, has completed a manual for an advanced course to be given by the HGSSS, the textbook of which will be Dr. Brown's important work, The Economic Basis of Tax Reform. The manual will be prepared for the printer in the next few months."
  • 1938 - Sidney Manster, previously associated with Tammany Hall politics, completed teach a course in August on Henry George inthe Washington Heights Republican Club
  • 1938 - Moved to 50 E. 69th Street
  • 1938 - Article (unsigned), Mail Study,
    The Freeman, September
  • 1938 - Two radio talks given over station WBIL during September. Frank Chodorov spoke on 25 September on "A Successful Experiment in Adult Education." Anne George de Mille spoke on October 16 on Henry George
  • 1938 - December: A five-week course based on Social Problems began
  • 1938 - December 22: commencement held, with 700 attending. C.O. Steele presided. Address given by Johannes Steel, a new commentator for WMCA, on "The Influence of Land Monopoly on World Affairs." Frank Chodorov spoke on "The Meaning of the School."


  • 1939 - January: Speakers Bureau formed under the direction of Dorothy Sera, with assistance from Anna E. Cullinan
  • 1939 - Beginning on February 5, and continuing on the first Sunday of each month, an open forum was announced, chaired by Herman Ellenoff. Speakers at the first sessions were Morris Van Veen and Donald MacDonald. About 150 persons attended
  • 1939 - Vivienne Bosco, secretary of the correspondence courses, reported in March that 3,357 people had enrolled during 1938. 502 students completed the course by the end of 1938
  • 1939 - April 22: Social event hald at the Palm Garden, 306 W. 52nd Street. 500 attended
  • 1939 - April: 24 students enrolled in a course started at the City Club, 55 W. 44th Street, udner William H. Quasha
  • 1939 - June 6: Albert Jay Nock delviered an address on "The State" at the spring graduating exercises. Francis G. Goodale, of the Boston faculty, spoked on "The Way Toward Freedom. Michael J. Bernstein, of the New York faculty, spoke on "Socialism vs. Democracy
  • 1939 - June 6: graduation exercises held at the Engineering Auditorium. Welcome address given by Anna George de Mille. Mrs. Signe Bjorner, who had just arrived from Denmark, spoke on the progress made in Denmark
  • 1939 - Enrollment for the summer totaled over 500. 150 high school seniors enrolled in the six week summer course, beginning July 10.
  • 1939 - Article, "A Wall Street Promotion,"
    The Freeman, August:

    "Eleven graduates of New York classes, all engaged in the financial center, signed a letter to the Wall Street Journal, calling attention to the summer classes of the School. The appearance of the letter in this financial journal resulted in a number of enrollments."

    "A subsequent development was a "sample" lesson at a luncheon meeting of the Tuesday Forum, on July 11, at 76 William Street. Lancaster M. Greene, investmetn broker and member of the HGSSS faculty, gave the opening lesson of the fundamental course, to demonstrate the socratic method followed by the School. Thirty-five were present. Several bought copies of Progress and Poverty, and a number expressed their intention to enroll in the fall classes."
  • 1939 - August: Alice Best, extension secretary, resigned to take a "more lucrative position in the business world." Helen Sternberg was charged with taking over the extension secretarial work


  • 1940 - Edwin S. Ross appointed Assistant to the Director
  • 1940 - 2 floors in the building were remodeled for classroom use
  • 1940 - Article, "Debate, January 21,"
    The Freeman, January:

    "Charles Abrams and Alexander Goldfinger will debate on "Can Public Housing Eliminate the Slum Problem," at the Sunday forum in the Students' Room, at the Henry George School of Social Science, January 21. Mr. Abrams is a lecturer at the new School of Social Research, and consultant for the USHA, author of 'Revolution in Land'. Mr. Goldfinger is an attorneyand Henry George School instructor in Newwark, N.J."
  • 1940 - Francis Neilson served as keynote speaker at the Commencement held in June. His topic was "Henry George the Scholar"


  • 1941 - Margaret Bateman returned to Montreal to continue her work with the Canadian schools
  • 1941 - 350 new students registered for the introductory course for the Spring semester
  • 1941 - Article, "Acquisition for Library,"
    Henry George News, December:

    "The library of the New York Headquarters of the Henry George School of Social Science is now almost completely catalogued, thanks to the efforts of volunteer librarians Bob Clancy and Hester Bradbury. Recently an old friend of the School, who had not visited us for two years, dropped in for a look at the library, and said to Miss Bateman, 'My, what a change. The last time I saw it it was so upset, and now it seems entirely in order."

    "'Yes', answered Miss Bateman, 'Bob and Hester have done a splendid job'."

    "'You know', said the visitor, 'I have a copy of Patrick Dove's Theory of Human Progression -- the original, complete, you understand, not an abridgement. I'm going to bring it down. It's quite valuable'."

    "'That's awfully kind of you', says Miss Bateman."

    "'Don't mention it', replied the visitor. 'It belongs to the School. I found it in the library about two years ago and took it home with me. I was afraid it might get lost in the confusion'."


  • 1942 - Address, "Laissez-Faire or Philosophy of Individualism,"
    delivered by Georges Wren on radio station WBNX, 18 January
  • 1942 - Talk (topic not indicated) by C.O. Steele on radio station WBNX, 1 February
  • 1942 - Talk (topic not indicated) by May Sexton on radio station WBNX, 8 February; The Freeman
  • 1942 - Margaret E. Bateman appointed director
  • 1942 - Trustees voted to instruct the director to withdraw the initation to Mr. Michael J. Bernstein to teach


  • 1943 - Henry George Schools, brief updates on activities;
    The Freeman, January
  • 1943 - Henry George Schools, brief updates on activities;
    The Freeman, March



  • 1945 - Announcement of plans to celebrate the 69th anniversary of the publication of Progress and Poverty,
    Henry George News, April:

    "The initial plans call for a four-part program to be presented at a local theatre."
  • 1945 - Alumni organization formed, with Leonard Scheinberg as President


  • 1946 - Margaret E. Bateman steps down as director, succeeded by Robert Clancy
  • 1948 - Board of Trustees: John Dewey (Honorary President); John C. Lincoln (President); Otto K. Dorn (Vice President); Leonard T. Recker (Treasurer); Exra Cohen; Geoffrey Esty; Lancaster Greene; Gordon Macklin; and William S. O'Connor
  • 1948 - Annual banquet held, 23 June; 250 attendees
  • 1949 - Board of Trustees: John Dewey (Honorary President); John C. Lincoln (President); Otto K. Dorn (Vice President); Leonard T. Recker (Treasurer); Exra Cohen; Geoffrey Esty; Lancaster Greene; and William S. O'Connor
  • 1949 - Photograph
    of the building at Thirty East 29th Street
  • 1950 - Photograph,
    at the Henry George School Conference
  • 1950 - Board of Trustees: John Dewey (Honorary President); John C. Lincoln (President); Otto K. Dorn (Vice President); Leonard T. Recker (Treasurer); Exra Cohen; Geoffrey Esty; Lancaster Greene; and William S. O'Connor


  • 1951 - Board of Trustees: John Dewey (Honorary President); John C. Lincoln (President); Otto K. Dorn (Vice President); Leonard T. Recker (Treasurer); Exra Cohen; Geoffrey Esty; Lancaster Greene; and William S. O'Connor
  • 1951 - Article, Henry George News, December:

    "Professor Ludwig von Mises was a guest of the director, Robert Clancy, for an informal evening in November. A number of faculty members welcomed the opportunity to meet this well-known author and hear his views on Henry Ggeorge's works. Professor von Mises agreed that he would like to see an increased levy on land, but he cited historical reasons why he does not favor confiscation of land -- a term which he holds is concomitant with the taking of the full economic rent. Though his views did not go unchallenged, they were well taken."


  • 1952 - Board of Trustees: John Dewey (Honorary President); John C. Lincoln (President); Otto K. Dorn (Vice President); Leonard T. Recker (Treasurer); Exra Cohen; Geoffrey Esty; Lancaster Greene; Edward C. Harwood; David Lincoln; Harvey Maguire; and William S. O'Connor
  • 1952 - Article (unsigned), "Henry George School,"
    Henry George News, August


  • 1953 - Article (unsigned), "The Growing Archives,"
    Henry George News, November



  • 1955 - Annual Report indicated there were 733 "graduates" of the basic course, and 530 completed advance courses. An additional 210 people completed the basis correspondence course
  • 1955 - Photograph,
    at the Henry George School Conference held in Berea, Ohio


  • 1960 - Photograph
    of the school's headquarters, 50 E. 69th Street
  • 1960 - Correspondence Division approved by the Accrediting Commission of the National Home Study Council


  • 1961 - Film, "Life at the Henry George School,"
    produced (shown at the Henry George School of New Jersey on 10 April)
  • 1962 - Annual banquet held, Gov. Clinton Hotel, 21 June
  • 1963 - Annual banquet held, Henry Hudson Hotel, 8 May
  • 1965 - Joseph S. Thompson, President

  • 1966 - The board considered acquiring an adjacent property for $300,000 as a preliminary step toward creation of an "academic program." January
  • 1966 - Above proposal was under evaluation by Professor A.M. Woodruff, who chaired a Lincoln Foundation committee considering the matter, February
  • 1966 - Letter was received from David Lincoln advising against the contemplated property acquisition (April)
  • 1966 - The Lincoln Foundation initiates an evaluation of the school's adult education program (June)
  • 1967 - A request was received from Raymond Moley of the Lincoln Foundation for detailed information on school activities (March)
  • 1968 - Arnold Weinstein met in Phoenix with David Lincoln (February)
  • 1969 - Quote from an internal memorandum:

    "Mr. Weinstein reported on his conversation with Dr. A.M. Woodruff and Dr. Raymond Moley regarding a proposal for the accreditation of a course for state certification of social studies teachers and an accredited course for high school seniors. Both ideas were endorsed in principle by Dr. Woodruff and Dr. Moley and will be explored further with them."
  • 1970 - A study supported by the Lincoln Foundation and prepared by William Truehart, Report on a Synthesis of Views for Upgrading the Educational Activities of the Henry George School of Social Science, received by the board (October)

  • 1971 - Funding by the Linoln Foundation for 1971-72 reduced from $200,000 to $100,000 (despite the increased costs of programs initiated at the request of the Lincoln Foundation) and all funding to end thereafter
  • 1971 - The School's correspondence courses were eliminated and the Boston extension was to be closed down (June)
  • 1972 - Letter, written by Dorothy Sara to George Collins concerning the situation at the school: Page 1 * Page 2
  • 1973 - Funding curtailed for most branches due to withdrawal of support by the Lincoln Foundation
  • 197- - Philip Finkelstein appointed director


  • 1981 - Moved to 5 E. 44th Street
  • 1988 - Moved to 121 East 30th Street
  • 1989 - George L. Collins appointed director
  • 1989 - Photograph, Board of Trustees
    (Back row: George Collins, Richard Barbuto, Ed Dodson, Steve Cord, Stan Rubenstein, Oscar Johannsen, William Davidson, Matthew Ossias; Sitting: Felice Gruskin, Sydney Mayers, Connie Weinstein, Si Winters, Freida Ossias, Lancaster Greene)

1991 on

  • 1990s - Lessons for the course: Political Economy, A Ten-Lesson Course:
  • 199- - Tom Smith appointed director
  • 2000 - Michael Curtis appointed director
  • 2004 - Cay Hehner appointed director (to 2011)
  • 2017 - Moved to new headquarters, 149 East 38th Street


  • 1938 - February 14: commencement dinner held at the American Legion Lodge. Mr. Cloonan, an instructor, served as toastmaster. Candace Full, extension secretary participated. Frank Chodorov attended and presented certificates to students.
  • 1938 - October: fall class began at the high school building
  • 1938 - Article, "Graduates at 84," The Freeman, December:

    "This extension of HGSSS has graduated the oldest student registered in the study of Fundamental Economics, according to John H. Clooman, instructor. Mr. Frederick Cullum, who has just completed the ten weeks' course is in his 84th year. He was born in Islington, London, England, in 1855, came to New York City in 1880 and was employed by a famous landowner's estate, where he was in a position to note the steady increase in land values which accrued through the increasing population of New York City. Mr. Cullum's father, John Cullum, was a friend of Henry George."
  • 1939 - April: 15 students completed the course in International Trade under John H. Cloonan
  • 1939 - September: course in fundamental economics started under J.H. Cloonan

(New Hampton)

  • 1939 - February: ten students graduated from fundamental economics, taught by John H. Cloonan


  • 1938 - Address by Dr. S.A. Schneidman before fifty members of the Queens Democratic Club on the HGS. William Quasha spoke on "Current Tax Problems."


  • 1938 - January: 53 students began studies under William W. Newcomb
  • 1938 - October: Fundamental economics classes began, taught by Dr. Harvey H. Newcomb


  • 1939 - October: Course in fundamental economics began at the YMCA, 340 Montgomery Street, under J. Franklin Barak
  • 1961 - Founded; located at 307 Hawley Avenue
  • 1965 - Emanuel Choper, Director
  • 196- - Moved to 514 Walnut Avenue

(Westchester County)

  • 1940 - Two classes in Fundamental Economics were strated in February in Pleasantville, NY by R.M. Connor and Ira Weiss. Each has about 35 students
  • 1940 - Class offered in New Rochelle at the YMCA, by Edgar T. Reynolds, beginning in April; 32 students enrolled

(White Plains)

  • 1939 - January: Course in "Progress and Poverty" began at the East Main Street, White Plains, taught by R. M. Connor. He also began a course on the Principles of International Trade


  • 1937 - December 14: Commencement dinner held at the University YMCA. Rev. Louis G. Hoeck delivered the main address. Fifty certificates were presented. Harry E. Kuck spoke on "The School -- Past, Present and Future."
  • 1938 - March: Course in fundamental economics offered at six locations in Walnut Hills
  • 1938 - June 26: Rabbie Michael Aaronsohn, spoke on the "Cause and Cure of Depression" before a meeting of German Jewish Refugees
  • 1938 - June 30: Commencement dinner held at the YWCA. Frank Chodorov and John Lawrence Monroe talked about the policies and program of the School
  • 1938 - Article, "Chodorov On Air,"
    The Freeman, August:

    "Through arrangements made by George W. Huges, extension secretary of the HGSSS, Frank Chodorov, national director, spoke over WKRC on June 30. Mr. Chodorov told his radio audience how an international school of such magnitude as the HGSSS cold conduct all its courses without a tuition charge."
  • 1939 - January 18: fundraising dinner held at the YMCA, 9th and Walnut Streets. 30 students completed courses during the fall semester. Albert S. Colby taught a course in Greenhills with 8 students completing the course
  • 1939 - January 31: commencement dinnder held at the YWCA. Dr. George R. Geiger, Herbert S. Bigelow, Charles H. Gravett and F.B. McConaughy were speakers
  • 1939 - May 10: HGSSS annual dinner held at the University of Cincinnati. Speakers included Hon. Raymond H. Burke, Mayor of Hamilton; Dr. William W. Hewitt, Professor of Economics, U.C.
  • 1939 - October: Two courses offered in Greenhills, Ohio, taught by Albert S. Colby
  • 1941 - Article, "Cincinnati Fall Term,"
    The Freeman, September: "The Cincinnati Extension ... inactive during the past term, will be reopened this fall." Carl Strack is organizing classes


  • 1938 - January 17: Dinner held for six instructors by Cleveland publisher David Gibson
  • 1938 - June 24: Commencement exercise held at Miss Restaurant. Peter Witt, a close associate of the late Tom L. Johnson was speaker
  • 1938 - December 16: commencement dinner held at Wills Restaurant. Main speaker was Clayborne George
  • 1939 - November: Advanced course based on Max Hirsch's "Democracy Versus Socialism," taught by John Radcliffe
  • 1939 - April 14: Graduation dinner held for sixty students. Speakers were Dr. Crawley of Cleveland College and Dr. Geiger of Antioch College
  • 1939 - April 29: Testimonial dinner held for Congressman Robert Crosser
  • 1945 - Founded; located at 714 Williamson Building
  • 1949 - Verdin D. Gordon, Director
  • 1949 - Classes held in Lima, Cincinnati, Toledo, Cleveland, Springfield, Troy, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Zanesville, Sidney and Lorain
  • 1965 - Location: 1657 Wyandotte Avenue, Lakewood; Ivan Dailey, Director
  • 1967 - Closed down


  • 1936 - Classes taught by Walter J.H. Schutz
  • 1939 - May 3: Fifteen graduates received certifictes for completing the course in fundamental economics. WJ.H. Schutz spoke on "Towards a Solution of Dayon's Tax Problem."
  • 1939 - November: Two classes formed under Elizabeth F. Miller


  • 1938 - October 13: First course in fundamental economics and social philosophy held at the YMCA building, taught by Edward F. Alexander
  • 1939 - January: 14 students completed the course in "Progress and Poverty" taught by Dr. Mark Milliken. Ed F. Alexander indicated he would begin teacher training for several of these students


  • 1939 - March: 15 students completed the fundamental economics course, taught by Everett J. Seeley


  • 1959 - Founded
  • 196- - Headquarters established, 203 N.E. 113th Street
  • 1965 - Location: 203 N.E. 113th Avenue; Erick S. Hansch, Director


  • 1937 - Rep. Charles r. Eckert took over the extension; 26 students registered for the fall term
  • 1937 - September 28: 26 students began a course in fundamental economics, taught by Rep. Charles R. Eckert
  • 1938 - December 4: 21 students received certificates at a commencement dinner held at Spencer House, Ohioview. Addresses made by Herbert S. Bigelow and Charles R. Eckert

  • 1939 - March: 9 students completed the fundamental economics, taught by S. M. Rex, Extension Secretary

(New Castle)

  • 1938 - January 15: 21 students received certificates after completing fundamental economics, taught by Charles R. Jones. John Lawrence Monroe was guest speaker


  • 1904 - Newspaper article, "To Save Birthplace of Henry George,"
    30 August; with leadership from a Dr. Martin, the building was purchased by the Historical Society to be converted into a museum on Henry George
  • 1926 - Building purchased by Henry George Foundation of America
  • 193- - Julian Hickok appointed extension director
  • 1937 - December 11: Commencement dinner held at the YMCVA, Arch Street

    "Julian P. Hickok, extension secretary, presented certificates. Dr. Henry George III spoke on "A Lesson from Nature." Frank Chodorov spoke on "the Mechanics of Idealism," describing the methods used in developing and conductin the school's correspondence courses. Anna George de Mille welcomed the studnets "into the ranks of the Georgist movement." Dr. Walter Mendelson of Germantown related some of his personal contacts with his friend, Henry George. Stephen Bell "sketched the life of the great priest-reformer and read Dr. McGlynn's famous oration at George's funeral."
  • 1938 - March 23: Anna George de Mille, president of the board of trustees of the HGSSS broadcast an address on radio station WIP
  • 1938 - Article, "Philadelphia Closes Season,"
    The Freeman, August:

    "The graduation dinner held on June 16 at the Central Y.M.C.A. was attended by one hundred and thirty-five. Harry A. Rowe, executive secretary of the Y.M.C.A. presided. The speakers were Henry W. Hetzel of the Philadelphia faculty, Mac V. edds of the New York faculty, Henry George III, who recently completed a class in Wilmington, Delaware, Frank Chodorov, director of the school, and Julian P. Hickok, Philadelphia Extension Secretary."

    "Louis A. Kerwin told of the progress of the Henry George Speakers Club. A display of instructive charts by Capt. Lester A. Jenks, whose efficient work was evident in the proceedings, attracted attention and comment."
  • 1939 - January 6: Commencement dinner held at Kugler's Restaurant for 34 students. James H. Dix presided. Speakers were Charles H. Ingersoll and Harold Sudell:

    "Mr. Sudell spoke on the bill he will introduce in the next Pennsylvania Assembly, for Philadelhia County to derive 99 percent of its real estate revenue from the value of land and one percent from improvements."
  • 1939 - February 9: Teachers training program finished for recent former students
  • 1939 - February 16: A course on the Science of Political Economy was started in the Social Service Bulding, 311 S. Juniper Street, under the guidance of Julian P. Hickok, Extention Secretary
  • 1939 - March: Former students organized "The Georgists," for the purpose of "carrying on." Mr. Gilbert Tucker, who was spending the winter in Philadelphia, gave and counsel to the group
  • 1939 - Program, "Henry George Centennial Dinner",
    9 September
  • 1939 - Commencement dinner held at Kugler's Restaurant. Dr. Henry George III presided. Reginald Zalles and Lancaster M. Greene were among the speakers, 9 September
  • 1940 - Semi-annual commencement held, Social Service Building, 311 S. Juniper Street, 4 January; two of the classes graduated 100 per cent of their students. Hon. William N. McNair, former Mayor of Pittsburgh spoke, along with Jules Guedalia, instructor in New York and two students (Anna M. Staub and Emil T. Haglist)
  • 1940 - One hundred Georgist attended the Philadelphia Extension annual dinner, held at VanTassel's restaurant on June 8. Burton N. Jones, President of "The Georgists" acted as Chairman. Charles H. Ingersoll, famous "dollar watch" man and editor and publisher of the Georgist publication Democracy and Arthur N. Seiff, instructor in New York spoke. 22 students were awarded certificates
  • 1940 - Burton N. Jones presided at a meeting of the teachers and graduates of the Philadelphia Extension which was held at the Social Service Bulding, Juniper Street, on August 12. At this meeting plans were outlined for ten classes in Fundamental Economics and principles of International Trade; one class in Science of Political Economy; andone clas in Democracy vs Socialism this Fall. Miss Terese McCarty of the New York office attended the meeting.
  • 1941 - Organized as a trust, April; Julian P. Hickok, President
  • 1941 - Article, "Philadelphia Trustees Elected,"
    The Freeman, June:

    "Following the example of Boston, ten prominent Georgists of the Philadelphia Extension have associated themslves as atrust to be known as The Henry George School of Philadelphia. On April 27, the trustees met for the first time as a legally constituted body to elect Julian P. Hickok as President; Samuel L. Green, Vice President; and Burton N. Jones as Secretary-Treasurer. Other members of the board are Lucia Cipolloni, Anna Rose, Dr. Henry George, Ernest Schneider, Charles B. Scheerbaum, Frances Fee, and Harold Sudell. The purpose and form of the organization is similar to that of the New York School."
  • 1941 - Trough the mediation of Dr. Henry George, the Wilmington Red Cross contributed about 2,500 names from lists of students in their own adult education projects
  • 194- - Joseph Stockman appointed director
  • 1947 - Moved from Joseph Stockman's residence to space in the business district
  • 1949 - New course offered: Which Way America
  • 1957 - Birthplace of Henry George acquired; 412 S. 10th Street
  • 196- - George L. Collins appointed extension director
  • 1965 - Julian Hickok, Chairman, Advisory Board
  • 1967 - Article, The Prophet,
    by Charles MacNamara, on Henry George and the Henry George School; Philadelphia Magazine, October
  • 197- - Photograph: George Collins,
    in his office at the Henry George School
  • 197- - Photograph: Classroom,
    at the Henry George birthplace
  • 1979 - Photograph: Henry George School,
    at the entrance of the Henry George birthplace, 15 September. Includes (left to right): Lancaster M. Greene, Agnes DeMille, George Collins, Jack Schwartzman, Phil Finkelstein, Wylie Young, William Coyne
  • 198- - Photograph: "Henry George Dinner Celebration," Mike Curtis, Walt Rybeck, Ed and Deb Dodson, and others
  • 1989 - Birthplace renovated
  • 1989 - Michael Curtis appointed extension director
  • 199- - Ken Ford appointed extension director
  • 2004 - Dan Sullivan appointed extension director
  • 2005 - Richard Biddle appointed extension director
  • 2010 - Edward J. Dodson appointed extension director
  • 2012 - Frank Ortiz appointed extension director (to 2013)
  • 2013 - Extension closed for renovation and planned reuse as an archive and historical research center
  • 2015 - Group Photograph: Henry George Birthplace,
    past directors (Mike Curtis, Richard Biddle, and Ed Dodson, and Registrar Lu Cipolloni)
  • 2015 - Group Photograph: Past Directors
    (Richard Biddle, Mike Curtis, and Ed Dodson)
  • 2015 - A reopening event held for the new Henry George Birthplace Archives and Historical Research Center, under the Direction of Alexandra Lough. Ed Dodson serves as Senior Researcher; September
  • 2017 - Henry George Birthplace closed and the contents removed to the Henry George School in New York City
  • 2018 - Henry George Birthplace sold to a private party, April


  • 1930s - Photograph, of Henry George School automobile (son of William McNair standing with the vehicle)
  • 1934 - Founding of the school announced in the Pittsburgh Press, 30 December. Richard E. House, as instructor. Classes to be held in University of Pittburgh, downtown branch, Chamber of Commerce building
  • 1935 - First class held 4 January; sixty students enrolled; held at the downtown location of the University of Pittsburgh (Chamber of Commerce Bulding)
  • 1936 - Office established at 534 Bakewell Building
  • 1936 - Richard E. Howe, Secretary; visited New York to obtain 200 copies of Progress and Poverty from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
  • 1937 - 17 classes in Fundamental Economics were offered during the fall term
  • 1937 - December 21: Commencement exercises held at the YMCA for 150 students. Peter Witt, an associate of the late Tom L. Johnson in Cleveland, was the principal speaker. Mr. Witt also addressed the Community Forum at Schenley High School and a radio audience on station WWSW on "The Program of henry George -- American Idea, Pittsburgh Practice." Mayor Cornelius D. Scully, a member of the board of the Henry George Foundation, presided.
  • 1938 - Article, "Pittsburgh Plans Big,"
    The Freeman, July:

    "There will be nearly as many classes next fall as there were graduates this spring if the enthusiasm evidenced at the HGSSS commencement on July 1 survives the summer months. And Robert C. Bowers, toastmaster, believes it will. Such graduate instructors as P.J. McGrath with a record enrollment of two students -- and a 100% graduation -- showed what the graduate can accomplish with even a small group and a desire to teach."

    "William N. McNair, the man who gave up the office of mayor of Pittsburgh rather than violate his Georgist principles, Frank Chodorov, national director of the HGSSS, and John Lawrence Monroe, field director, addressed the graduates."

    "Instructors of the past term were P.J. McGrath, Ernest Heckler, P.A. Moneverde, Fred W. Hecker, Joseph Sabata, Wiliam N. McNair, Robert C. Bowers, Fred S. Karn, Samuel Rex and William Comoroda."
  • 1939 - April: Organizing of 20 new classes announced, ten on fundamental economics, nine on international trade and one an advanced course in economics
  • 1938 - October 20: Course in fundamental economics started for 20 W.P.A. workers, taught by Peter J. McGrath
  • 1939 - Commencement dinner held at the Culinair Restaurant, 156 N. Craig Street for 12 graduates of the class taught by Casimir J. Pellegrini. Speakers were Father Andrew J. Pauley and William N. McNair; 15 May
  • 1940 - Fred W. Hacker announced that those having a perfect attendance record in the coruse on Fundamental Economics would receive a gift at the end of the course. This gift was a copy of the Teacher's Manual. He ended up giving all students a copy
  • 1949 - Richard E. Howe, Director
  • 1965 - Location: 710 Bakewell Building; Samuel M. Rex, Director
  • 1967 - Location: 404 Magee Building


  • 1939 - Course in fundamental economics organized by Ernest Schneider. The course was held in the Administration Building of Hillside Cemetary; 19 October

  • 1938 - 17 students received certficates for completing the course in fundamental economics taught by Peter Yaney, a Technical High School senior who organized a group of his own among fellow students after he had taken the correspondence course offered by the HGSSS; January


  • 1936 - Fundamental economics class organized by Fred Walker

(Puerto Nuevo)

  • 1960 - Established
  • 1965 - Location: Calle 10 N.e., 1164, Puerto Nuevo; Dr. Edwin Rios Maldonado, Director
  • 1968 - Location: Calle William Jones 557, Santura

(Sioux Falls)

  • 1938 - October 25: Courses first offered, taught by Herman Rabe and Arthur Linahan. Opening meeting was held in the City Hall commissioner's room
  • 1939 - September: Address by Herman Rabe at the Statesmans' Club
  • 1939 - October 26: The fifth course in fundamental economics and social philosophy began at 122-1/2 N. Phillips Avenue, suite 10, taught by Herman Rabe


  • 1941 - Classes begun at the Community House of Springfield, taught by Heman Chase


  • 1941 - Course on Henry George begun at Milwuakee School of Engineering. Henry L.T. Tideman, instructor. Class was organized by Alice Momsen and Klaus L. Hansen
  • 1941 - Graduation held for 17 students. Anna George De Mille awarded the certificates
  • 1942 - Commencement dinner held, 24 January; 20 students completed the course in Fundamental Economics. S. Sidney Neu, instructor

  • 1936 - Suffern, New York, Mahwah River Yacht Club; 20 June
  • 1941 - First International Conference, New York, NY, 9-12 July (200 delegates attended)
  • 1946 - Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 - Henry George School rally held in New York, NY, in tribute to Henry George's last surviving offspring, Anna George de Mille, who died earlier that year. Over 1,000 peole attended
  • 1948 - Chicago, 23-25 July (Sheraton Hotel)
  • 1949 - New York, New York; 22-24 July
  • 1950 - St. Louis, Missouri

HENRY GEORGE SCHOOLS Conferences (1951-1955)
  • 1952 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada; July
  • 1953 - Boston, Massachusetts; Hotel Vendome; 2-4 July
  • 1953 - Toledo, Ohio, August
  • 1955 - Berea, OH (Baldwin-Wallace College), July
  • 1955 - Photograph: Conference Attendees

    Comments (by Wyn Achenbacum): "I think we identified Harry Pollard, 3rd row behind John C. Lincoln; Joseph Thompson next to Lincoln; John Monroe, seated second from right. Vie Peterson was among the speakers - maybe at Thompson's shoulder? Weld is 3rd from left in the next to the last row, striped tie. Marjorie is to his left, and I think the tall fellow next to her is Archie Matteson. Jessie Matteson is just in front of Weld. Nic Tideman could likely point out several of his relatives there. (Did he tell us Robert Tideman was there? If there is video from the CGO brunch, perhaps that could be picked up.) One might guess that those in neckties were speakers that day."
  • 1955 - Address, "Man's Relation to the Land is Basic,"
    delivered at the Henry George School conference
  • 1955 - New York, New York (East Coast Conference); 30 April - 1 May

HENRY GEORGE SCHOOLS Conferences (1956-1960)
  • 1956 - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (Harcum Junior College); 4-8 July
  • 1957 - Spring Valley, New York
  • 1957 - New York, New York and Staten Island (Wagner College); 6-12 July
  • 1958 - San Diego, CA (Lafayette Hotel)
  • 1959 - New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
  • 1959 - Photograph: School Directors

    BACK ROW, FROM LEFT: Arleigh Chute, Robert Tideman and Joseph Stockman. SECOND ROW: Howard farkas (standing in for M.S. Lurio), Harry Pollard, Robert Berveiler and John T. Tetley. FRONT ROW: William Truehart, Raymond McNally, Robert Benton and Robert Clancy (left). Glenn E. Hoover, Geoffrey W. Esty and Miss V.G. Peterson at New Jersey Headquarters, Newark (right).
  • 1960 - Detroit, MI (Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel); jointly with Henry George Foundation

HENRY GEORGE SCHOOLS Conferences (1961-1965)
  • 1961 - Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1962 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1962 - Pittsburgh, PA (Chatham College)
  • 1963 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada (University of Toronto); 3-7 July
  • 1964 - Promotional Notice
    for the conference, to be held at the Henry Hudson Hotel, New York, NY, 30 August to 5 September
  • 1964 - New York, New York, 31 August to 5 September; jointly with International Union
  • 1965 - Photograph: Conference Banquet;
    This photograph is not identified but is assumed to be the California conference because it was printed by a photo service located in San Francisco

HENRY GEORGE SCHOOLS Conferences (1966-1970)
  • 1966 - St. Louis, Missouri (Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel)
  • 1967 - Montreal, Quebec (College Jean de Breheuf); 26-30 July 1967
  • 1969 - Chicago, IL (Sheraton Hotel)
  • 1970 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 7-12 July

HENRY GEORGE SCHOOLS Conferences (1971 on)
  • 1971 - San Francisco, California, 7-11 July
  • 1972 - San Francisco, California
  • 1973 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada (York University)
  • 1973 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Conference on the Property Tax," jointly with the Schools of Economic Science; 4-7 July

Photographs of Conferences -- Not Yet Identified by Year or Location

(New York - at City College)

  • 1941 - Class on Henry George organized by Leo Satz


(San Francisco)

  • 1920s - Served as the organ of The Great Adventure League and The Single Tax League


  • 1906 - Founded (Bronx, New York)
  • 1910 - Relocated to Endwell, founded The Single Tax News, later changed to The New Abolition in 1915
  • 1939 - C. LaBaron goeller, serving as Editor-Manager


  • 1972 - Legal entity established by Louis Weitzman and others; charter granted 26 April


  • 1940 - Headquarters located at 64 W. Randolph Street
  • 1940 - Annual meeting held at the home of Mrs. Ruthann Bassler, April 16. Edith Siebenmann elected President. Dorothy Enders, 1st Vice President; Mrs. Thomas Keefe, 2nd Vice President; Amy P. Lewis, Recording secretary; Ruthann Bassler, Corresponding Secretary. Mrs. H.H. Hardinge made Honorary President
  • 1940 - Address, "The Henry George Congress held in September,"
    by Mrs. George C. Olcott, November 13
  • 1940 - Address, "Women Against Tradition,"
    by Ruthanne Bassler, December 10, at the headquarters
  • 1941 - Mrs. Albert Enders elected President, May
  • 1941 - Meeting held, 17 May. Address by Lyri C. Van Hyning, "Have American Women Failed In Citizenship?"
  • 1942 - Article, "Woman's Club Meets,"
    The Freeman, February:

    "Mrs. Keefe, Legislative chairman of the Henry George Woman's Club was in charge of the January meeting of the club, held Tuesday, January 17th. The speaker was Attorney James T. Lavorci and his subject was "Redistricting our State."
  • 1949 - Located at 236 North Clark Street, Chicago

John M.

  • Profession: Attorney (became U.S. District Attorney)
  • 1920 - Single Taxer
  • 1927 - Address, "American Idealism,"
    at Oil City Lions Club, 24 May
  • 1927 - Address, "What Is The Single Tax?"
    to Ravenna, Ohio Lions Club, 31 May
  • 1929 - Attended Henry George Foundation of America Congress, Pittsburgh; September
  • 1930 - Address, "How Poverty Destroys Civilization,"
    at Ingram Institute, San Diego, Ca
  • 1930 - Presentation, "How Poverty Destroys Civilization,"
    at Henry George Congress, San Francisco; September

  • 1997 - Paper, "Direct Democracy and the Politics of the Single Tax in the Progressive Era,"
    presented at the International Conference on Henry George, Cooper Union, New York, NY, 1 November

Clarence C.
(New Orleans)

  • 1915 - Serving as Secretary-Treasurer, Louisiana Single Tax League

(Grand Rapids)

  • 1926 - Delegate to Henry George Congress, Philadelphia

Klaus L.

  • 1953 - Address, "The Law of Human Progress,"
  • 1953 - Article, "Visibility: Clear -- For Georgists,"
    Henry George News, June; reprint of a letter written to Secretary of Defense, Charles E. Wilson

Alfred H.B.
New York
(New York)

  • 1927 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York City, September


John O.


Bertha C.S.

  • 1949 - Member, Henry George Woman's Club

New York
(New York)

  • 1963 - Appointed librarian, Henry George School
  • 1980 - Attended Joint Georgist Conference, New York, NY
  • 2002 - Vice President, Henry George Institute
  • 2005 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; August
  • 2006 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Evanston, IL, July
  • 2007 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, July
  • 2009 - Elected President of the board of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
  • 2011 - Elected Vice President of the board of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation


  • SEE: Hermann, J.R.

Jno B.
  • 1911 - Attended Single Tax conference, Chicago, Illinois, November

  • 19-- - Elected state representative
  • 1981 - Co-sponsor of LVT bill
  • 1981 - Attended Council of Georgist Organizations conference, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, New Hampshire
  • 1984 - Introduced LVT bill in legislature


  • 1870 - Born, Rowley, Iowa
  • 1886 - Moved to Chicago; took up painter's trade
  • 1890 - Entered Northwest University at Sioux City, Iowa; studied the law
  • 1891 - Introduced to Henry George's ideas to Herbert Quick
  • 19xx - Campaigned for Single Tax in Colorado, sent by the Ohio Single Tax League; then remained in Colorado
  • 1911 - Attended Single Tax conference, Chicago, Illinois, November
  • 1918 - Moved to Portland, Oregon, where he organized the Portland Single Tax League
  • 1918 - Serving as Field Secretary, The Great Adventure
  • 1921 - Leading member of the Oregon Single Tax Party
  • 1929 - Secured 1,000 names on Single Tax petition
  • 1930 - Letter to the editor:
    regarding his frustration to raise funds necessary to gete a Single Tax measure on the ballot. Quote:

    "The tide of social unrest is sweeping the world, and there is no organization seemingly to guide it into safe channels." Land and Freedom, May-June
  • 1930 - Paper, "Campaigning for the Single Tax in Oregon,"
    presented at the Henry George Congress, San Francisco; September
  • 1930 - Died, 12 December

John P.
(St. Louis)

W.H. (Mrs.)

  • 1940 - Member, Henry George Woman's Club (at least thru 1949)

(San Francisco)

  • Profession: Actor and playwrite
  • 1839 - Born, 1 February, in Cohoes, New York
  • 1890 - Wrote play, Shore Acres, with a Georgist theme
  • 1890 - Henry George attended a presentation of Shore Acres. Comment by Charles Albro Barker (Henry George, 1955, p.593):

    "When he saw it, Henry George was so deeply moved even to speak to his friends after the curtain went down. Its realism surpassed 'Margaret Flemin', he wrote the author, yet the moral truth came through."
  • 1901 - Died, 2 June, in New York City

Joseph H.
  • 1911 - Attended Single Tax conference, Chicago, Illinois, November

Myron T. (Col.)
  • 1903 - Repubican candidate for governor; denounced Henry George's theories as advocated by Tom L. Johnson as "untried Socialism."


George D.

  • 1862 - Born, 21 January, in Montezuma, Indiana
  • 18-- - Graduated from Ripon College in Wisconsin
  • 1883 - Became a Congregationalist minister
  • 1890 - Appointed past of a Congregational church in Lake City, Minnesota (to 1891); then moved to a church in Burlington, Iowa (to 1893). He embraced the Social Gospel movement
  • 1893-- Joined the faculty of Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa, a new chair in Applied Christianity endowed by Elizabeth D. Rand
  • 1895 - Lecture, "The Fullness of These Times"
    delivered at Metropolitan Temple, 14 May. Quote:

    "Liberty has been mistaken for license on the part of man, to pursue happiness irrespective of the happiness of others. Liberty is not the pursuit of individual happiness. all over the world there is manufacturing itself a new idea, and that is that liberty is not the end of individual happiness, but that it is the happiness of the masses."
  • 1895 - His views on taxation and his position that "The land ought to be held by the State in sacred trust" criticized by James S.Reynolds, President of the Single Tax society; The San Francisco Call, 14 May
  • 1898 - Commencement address, No Man is Saved Alone,
    delivered at the Kansas State Agricultural College, 9 June; reprinted in The Public, 20 August
  • 1898 - Commencement address, The New Conscience,
    delivered at the Kansas State Agricultural College, 9 June; reprinted in The Public, 15 October
  • 1898 - Commencement address, The Coming Freedom,
    delivered at the Kansas State Agricultural College, 9 June; reprinted in The Public, 5 November
  • 1899 - Resigned from the chair of applied Chrisitainity at Iowa College, in part because of a affair with Carrie Rand, the Dean of Women, who he married in May of 1901 after his first wife divorced him. In his letter of resignation he wrote:

    "Educational institutions, as now organized and supported, dependent as they are on gifts of money from the existing social order, afford no place for the teaching of disturbing social ideas, outcast and vagabond upon the earth, even when reduely spoken, until accepted and made a part of the past. As college education is now organized, however, I question any man's right to teach that which the college constituency does not want."
  • 1899 - Ended his support of the Socialist Labor Party of America to join the Social Democractic Party, campaigning for Eurgene Debs in the Presidential election of 1900
  • 1901 - Defrocked from the Congregational Church; then moved to Florence, Italy
  • 1905 - With funds left by Elizabeth Rand, he and his wife became trustees of the Rand School of Social Science
  • 1914 - Following the outbreak of the First World War, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where he began providing intelligence reports to the U.S. and British governments
  • 1921 - Book, The Defeat in the Victory,
    published, criticizing the Treaty of Versailles
  • 1922 - Book, Revival of Italy,
    published, in which he praised the social reforms of the fascist regime
  • 1925 - Died, 9 October

Leonard S.

  • 1936 - Active Single-Taxer; editor of the State Farmers Union periodical
  • 1943 - Letter to the editor:
    expressing Georgist philosophy as "freedom economics,"
    Henry George News, September
  • 1943 - Serving as editor, Nebraska Union Farmer
  • 1953 - Article, "Taxation to Encourage Doers," Henry George News, December


  • 1993 - Completed Henry George course, Henry George School, Chicago
  • 1995 - Trustee, HGS, Chicago

New York
(New York)

  • 1959 - Discovered bust of Henry George in used bookstore

J.K. (Mrs.)
New York
(New York)

  • 1927 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York City, September

New Jersey

Henry (Harry) W.

  • Son of Herman V. Hetzel; cousin of Katherine Fisher Ross
  • 1896 - Began career as a teacher of mechanical drawing
  • 1898 - Member, Single Tax Party of Philadelphia
  • 1915 - Member, Single Tax Party of Philadelphia
  • 1916 - Teaching course in political economy under auspices of the Organization Committee of the Single Tax Party (1403 Filbert Street)
  • 1917 - Attended the Single Tax Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 1923 - Served a a member of the advisory committee, Henry George School, New York
  • 1926 - Delegate to Henry George Congress, Philadelphia
  • 1927 - Candidate for Clerk of Quarter Sessions, Commonwealth Land Party ticket
  • 1935 - Co-founded the Henry George School in Philadelphia with Julian P. Hickok
  • 1939 - Instructor, Henry George School
  • 1939 - Address, on the Henry George Philosophy, before the Men's Association of the Lighthouse Club, 14 April
  • 1940 - Instructor, Henry George School
  • 1941 - Died, 8 February, age 69

Herman V.

  • 1890s - Active in Single Tax movement
  • 1896 - Address, "The Delaware Campaign"
    delivered at a banquet of the Massachusetts Single Tax League, Boston, 22 Feruary
  • 1898 - Nominated for the U.S. Congress (Democratic Party)
  • 1901 - Actively speaking on behalf of the Single Tax

  • 1943 - Attended Henry George birthday celebration, Arden, Delaware; 5 September


  • 1940 - Instructor, Henry George School
  • 1943 - Attended Henry George birthday celebration, Arden, Delaware, 5 September


  • 1911 - Attended Single Tax conference, Chicago, Illinois, November

Rudolph (Mrs.)
  • 1911 - Attended Single Tax conference, Chicago, Illinois, November


  • 1890 - Member, Single Tax Executive Committee, Indiana Single Tax League

Patrick H.

  • * Possible alternative spelling: Herverin
  • 1926 - Delegate to Henry George Congress, Philadelphia
  • 1927 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York City, September


  • 1918 - Letter to the editor:
    Everyman, April, in which he wrote:

    "I don't know so much about single tax as I should, but I like your courage in standing for human rights."

John H.

  • 1920 - Served as Single Tax Presidential Elector
  • 1921 - Died

William W.
  • 1939 - Professor of Economics, University of Cincinnati
  • 1939 - Address, at Henry George School annual dinner

Edward Le Moyne
New York
(New York)

  • 1910 - Attended Single Tax Conference, New York, NY, November
  • 1914 - Died, 10 February

Wayne D.
New York
(Mt. Vernon)

  • 1927 - Attended Henry George Congress, New York City, September
  • 1931 - Appointed Director of the Westchester County Emergency Work Bureau, organized to function under the Wicks law. He was given a leave of absence from his positon as secretary of the Regional Plan Association; November
  • 1938 - Serving as Director of State Planning for New York State
  • 1938 - Address
    delivered at the meeting of the American Statistical Association, 15 November, in Albany, New York. An article appearing in the Journal of the American Statistical Assocation, Vol.34, No.205, March 1939, pp.136-141 summarized his comments as follows:

    "Mr. Heydecker gave a brief historical outline of population trends in this State, emphasizing the importance of topography as a deciding factor. He indicated, also, that state planning is not a new idea, mentioning the Eric Canal system of Governor Clinton's day as an important piece of state planning."
  • 1958 - Serving on the board of the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation

New York
(New York)

  • 1953 - Began teaching course, "Democracy vs. Socialism," at the Henry George School

Madeleine S.
New York
(New York)

  • 1955 - Article, "Terra Cotta -- The Brown Earth," Henry George News, October
  • 1955 - Attended Henry George Schools conference, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH

Seymour E.
New York
(New York)

  • 1945 - Letter to the editor:
    regarding free trade as a condition to secure the peace, Henry George News, May

New York
(New York)

  • 1944 - Instructor, Henry George School