Marion B. Folsom
|Marion B. Folsom|
|2nd United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare|
August 1, 1955 – July 31, 1958
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||Oveta Culp Hobby|
|Succeeded by||Arthur S. Flemming|
|Born||Marion Bayard Folsom
November 23, 1893
McRae, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||September 27, 1976
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery
(Section 11, Grave 68-2)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mary Davenport Folsom
(1918 - 1976, his death)
|Children||Jane McRae Folsom
Marion Bayard Folsom II
Frances Ann Folsom
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
Folsom was born on November 23, 1893 in McRae, Georgia, to son of William Bryant Folsom and the former Margaret Jane McRae. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and received a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. On November 16, 1918, Folsom married to Mary Davenport (March 27, 1895 - February 18, 1986). They had three children, (Jane McRae, Marion Bayard II and Frances Ann Folsom).
In 1914, Folsom was joined the Eastman Kodak Company. After serving with the Army in World War I, he returned to Kodak where he developed one of the Nation's first private industry social security plans. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In 1934, he was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the member of a Advisory Council on Economic Security, which laid the foundation for the present Social Security program, and was served from 1935 to 1953, to a Treasurer of the Eastman Kodak Company.
He resigned of Eastman Kodak in 1953, and he became as the Under Secretary of the Treasury from 1953 to 1955, and then was served to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare with the President Dwight D. Eisenhower from August 1, 1955, following the resigned of Oveta Culp Hobby until July 31, 1958, and the next from a twenty-one years later, Marion Folsom was commuted between his job as the treasurer for Eastman Kodak, to located in Rochester, New York, and various Washington posts.
He died in 1976, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery from (Section 11, Grave 68-2).
Oveta Culp Hobby
|United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
August 1, 1955 - July 31, 1958
Arthur S. Flemming
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