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Theodore R. Hammer


Attended the University at Des Moines. Married to Harriette with three sons and a daughter. Managing editor of the Eagle-Star in Marinette, Wisconsin. He worked for the Wichita Eagle 1947 to 1971.

Founding member of the Iowa Numismatic Association and first president 1938 to 1939. Elected Librarian-Curator of the ANA in 1940. He served as librarian for 11 years. He contributed articles to The Numismatist and a regular column "The Romance of Money" in Coin World. He conducted one auction sale October 20, 1951. Received ANA Medal of Merit in 1950.

Member of the Masons and the Shrine. He died at home in Wichita, Kansas. 

obit: CW 4/7/82; NUM 95 Jul 1982 page 1778 DOB:SSDI

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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