George Edward Akerson
|George Edward Akerson|
|1st White House Press Secretary|
March 4, 1929 – January 2, 1931
|Preceded by||Office Created|
|Succeeded by||Theodore Goldsmith Joslin|
September 5, 1889|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
|Died||December 21, 1937
New York City, New York, USA
Akerson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 5, 1889. He studied at the University of Minnesota and Allegheny College. In 1910 Akerson started at Harvard University, later receiving a BA in Political Science in 1912.
Akerson married Harriet Blake, a Wellesley College graduate, on June 28, 1915. They had three sons.
Akerson developed kidney disease. He died on December 21, 1937 in New York City, New York, aged 48.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Moffett, L. W. "Akerson, Hoover's Right Hand Man, Surely Is The Boy Who Made Good." The Shield of Phi Kappa Psi (December 1929), pgs. 113-121.
- "G. E. Akerson Dies; Ex-Aide to Hoover." New York Times (Dec. 22, 1937), pg. 25.