Name:   Ernest Gallaudet Draper

From:  The New York Times, New York, New York
Date:  April 30, 1954

Former Member of Federal Reserve Board is Dead -- Commerce Aide 1935-38

Washington, April 30 -- Ernest Gallaudet Draper, for twelve years a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, died here today after a long illness.  He would have been 69 years old next month.

Before his appointment to the board, Mr. Draper had served for three years, 1935-1938, as Associate Secretary of Commerce.  He retired from the board in 1950.

Mr. Draper also had served as a member of the New York State Commission on Unemployment, 1930 to 1935, the New York City Art Commission, 1924 to 1927; the New York State Advisory Committee on Minimum Wage, the National Labor Board and as a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Department of Commerce.

He was born in Washington, the son of Dr. Amos G. Draper, a professor at Gallaudet College, and the former Bell Merrill.  After his graduation from Amherst in 1906, he went to New York, where he began work as a clerk.  Six years later, he became president of the American Creosoting Company, and in 1920, vice president and treasurer of the Hills Brothers Company, packers of Dromedary dates and other food products.  He left the company to go to the Commerce Department.

During World War I, he was a lieutenant in the Navy and a navigator on the U.S.S. Sierre.

Surviving is his widow, the former Theodora Trowbridge Elliman, his second wife.  He also leaves two daughters,  Mrs. Charles Rogers and Mrs. Wistar Janney of Washington.