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Harold A. Garabedian papers

Identifier: M113


Harold A. Garabedian (HAG) was born in 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Tufts College in 1919, then took a job with the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company as an actuary. He was promoted to vice-president and consultant in 1961 and retired from the John Hancock in 1963. During 1963, HAG, along with Byron K. Elliot, president of the John Hancock, and Asa Knowles, then president of Northeastern University (NU), developed the Graduate School of Actuarial Science (GSAS) at NU. HAG was involved in developing the syllabus for the GSAS and in the decision-making process that resulted in the GSAS courses being geared towards preparing students for the Society of Actuaries exams. HAG was also instrumental in helping to set up actuarial internships for students. He served as Acting Director for the GSAS until 1964, when Dr. Geoffrey Croft became the school's first director. HAG stayed on as a professor for several years, and he died in 1974. The GSAS closed in 1981 due to lack of student enrollment.


  • 1953-1971


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The collection is unrestricted.

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1.0 cubic feet (1 container)



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Finding aid for the Harold A. Garabedian Papers
Finding aid prepared by Hanna Clutterbuck
May 2006
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Description is in English.

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Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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