Edward A. Selfridge, Jr.
Captain, United States Army
Edward A. Selfridge Jr. 1894, listed in the 1940 Directory of Phi Gamma Delta Members as a lumber specialist in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the Spanish-American War, he fought at battle of San Juan Hill as Captain of Company K, 71st New York Infantry U.S. Volunteers.
E. A. SELFRIDGE DEAD; FORMER NRA DEPUTY
Lumberman Appointed By Hoover, Became Aide To Johnson
Washington, February 2, 1936 – Word of the death of at Hot Springs, Arkansas, last night of Captain E. A. Selfridge, former Deputy Administrator of the NRA (National Recovery Administration), reached here today. Captain Selfridge was on his way to California with Mrs. Selfridge when he was stricken with a sudden illness with necessitated an emergency operation.
He was a nationally known lumberman, and in 1929 was appointed by President Hoover as a special lumber trade commissioner in the Far East, with headquarters at Tokyo. After returning from the Orient, he lived in retirement in Connecticut until General Hugh S. Johnson, NRA Administrator named him his Deputy in 1933. He served in that capacity until 1935.
His widow and a daughter, Evelyn, who lives in California, survive.
Funeral services will be held here on Tuesday
with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
SELFRIDGE, EVELYN M W/O EDWARD A JR
Posted: 19 September 2006 Updated: 1 September 2008