Author:George Howard Earle (1856-1928)

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George Howard Earle, Jr.
(1856–1928)
Harvard University graduate (1879), Philadelphia lawyer and businessman, member of the Committee of One Hundred,[1] and "financial diplomat" who was highly sought after to save ailing corporations from financial ruin.[2] The Panic of 1907 prompted him to speak out against a central bank despite the "present evils."[3]
George H. Earle, Jr. signature 1920.jpg
George Howard Earle, Jr.

Works[edit]

Those on the Lever Act, as amended, led me to read an excellent, if somewhat verbose, discussion by George H. Earle, Jr... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. on reading Does Price Fixing Destroy Liberty? (1920)[4]

  • Does Price Fixing Destroy Liberty? A consideration of certain economic and common law principles applying to governmental interferences with the liberty of trade. 183pp. (1920)
  • Is Capital Income?: Does the power of taxation to destroy extend to the destruction of constitutional guarantees? 42pp. (1921)

Articles[edit]

Letters[edit]

Court testimony[edit]

  • Testimony of George H. Earle, Jr. (7 Feb 1891) Seventh meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee to investigate the cause of the failures of state and private banks.[5]
  • "Testimony of Mr. George H. Earle, Jr."[6] (28-29 June 1911) Hearings Held Before the Special Committee on the Investigation of the American Sugar Refining Co. and Others. Vol. 2, p. 1217-1272. House of Representatives: Washington Government Printing Office (1911)
  • "Statement of George H. Earle, Jr., Real Estate Trust Co., Broad and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA." (6 December 1911)[7] Hearing Before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Sixty-Second Congress, Pursuant to S. Res. 98: A resolution directing the Committee on Interstate Commerce to investigate and report desirable changes in the laws regulating and controlling corporations, persons, and firms engaged in interstate commerce. (1912) Vol. I, p. 770-810.

Works about Earle[edit]

Notable ancestors and descendants[edit]

  • Thomas Earle, abolitionist, lawyer, philanthropist (Grandfather)

External links[edit]

  • New York Times archive search results for George H. Earle, Jr. (spanning years 1892 through 1920)
  • The Fall of Bossism: A History of the Committee of One Hundred, and the Reform Movement in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. (1883) George H. Earle, Jr. and his father, George H. Earle, Sr. were both members of the Committee of One Hundred—"a non-partisan effort in aid of good government."[9]
  • Tracts of land in Aspen Hill, MD formerly purchased and owned in 1905 and 1906 by George H. Earle, Jr. (Bradford's Rest & Hermitage)

References[edit]

  1. Read about the history of the Committee of One Hundred on Google Books.
  2. "The Guarantee Trust and Safe Deposit Company got sick and sent for him. So did the Finance Company of Philadelphia. So did the Tradesmen's Bank. So did the Market Street National...and to-day they are all flourishing... He was consulting physician when the Reading Railroad was sick. Then he figured in two sensational cases that gave him a national reputation. One was the smash of the Chestnut Street National Bank and the Chestnut Street Trust Company... The other sensational case was the Real Estate Trust Company..." (from "The Wizardry of George H. Earle, Jr." Current Literature, November 1911)
  3. "A Central Bank as a Menace to Liberty," by George H. Earle, Jr. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Vol. XXXI No. 2: Lessons of the Financial Crisis, March 1908.
  4. from a letter Mr. Holmes wrote to w:Felix Frankfurter on 24 October 1920. [Mennel, Robert M. and Christine L. Compston, ed. Holmes and Frankfurter: their correspondence, 1912-1934 (1996), p. 95.]
  5. From Proceedings of Joint Committee of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, Appointed to Investigate the Cause of the Recent Failures of All Incorporated State and Private Banks. Harrisburg: Edwin K. Meyers, State Printer. 1891; pp. 84-86.
  6. Read Mr. Earle's testimony on Google Books.
  7. Read Mr. Earle's testimony on Google Books.
  8. Read this article at Google Books.
  9. The Progressive Men of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Vol II. Logansport, Ind. A. W. Bowen & Co. 1900: p. 847.


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1928, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.