Sylvia Porter (18 June, 1913 – 5 June, 1991) was an economist, journalist and author from Long Island, NY.
- Ms. Porter was born as Sylvia Field Feldman in Patchogue, New York, on the south shore of Long Island.
- Originally Ms. Feldman majored in English but changed her major to economics due to the 1929 Stock Market Crash.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mrs. Porter’s first book How To Make Money in Government Bonds, published in 1959 explains government finances.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mrs. Porter wrote monthly articles for the Ladies Home Journal from 1965 to 1982.
- Ms. Porter’s readership reached 40 million people at times.
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