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Loyd Bryant Gettys

Biography

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Married to Eloine Crosthwaite June 27, 1917. They had a son. Received B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1916. He served in the military during WW I in France. Employed with Mutual Life Insurance Company in Omaha 1915 to 1925, Sioux City 1925 to 1936, and Davenport, Iowa, 1936 to 1950. He retired in 1950.

Elected to the ANA board of governors in 1944. Served as 26th ANA President August 27, 1947, to August 24, 1949. He received the ANA Medal of Merit in 1951. He was a founding member of the Iowa Numismatic Association and president in 1944. He contributed articles on paper money to The Numismatist. He served on the Assay Commission for 1953. His consignment was included in the 1952 ANA Convention sale.

Gettys was a member of the Masons and a Shriner. He died in Lincoln, Nebraska.

bio: WWA 82 photo: NUM 61 Apr 1948 p 279

obit: NUM 95 May 1982 p 1247

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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