Fun Facts Friday: Sylvia Porter

June 18, 2021

Sylvia Porter (18 June, 1913 – 5 June, 1991) was an economist, journalist and author from Long Island, NY.

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  1. Ms. Porter was born as Sylvia Field Feldman in Patchogue, New York, on the south shore of Long Island.
  2. Originally Ms. Feldman majored in English but changed her major to economics due to the 1929 Stock Market Crash.
  3. Her finance, Reed Porter, who worked for a bank relied on her to explain the complicated world of finance and the panic ensuing. The couple married in 1931.
  4. Mrs. Porter published a newsletter exclusively devoted to US government bonds as S.F. Porter. Based on her newsletter shew as hired by the New York Post to write a financial column.
  5. Mrs. Porter’s first book How To Make Money in Government Bonds, published in 1959 explains government finances.
  6. S.F. Porter became the financial editor of the New York Post in 1938. The readers did not know she was a woman until 1942. Regardless of her age (29) and gender, the readers accepted her regardless.
  7. Now that it was no longer a “secret” that the financial wizard S.F. Porter is a young woman, she started to appear on radio programs.
  8. President Lyndon B Johnson was advised by Mrs. Porter on the appointment of the first African American to server on the Federal Reserve Board, Andrew Brimmer.
  9. Mrs. Porter wrote monthly articles for the Ladies Home Journal from 1965 to 1982.
  10. Ms. Porter’s readership reached 40 million people at times.

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