Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2020 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1953

Business, Finance, Education


  • Instructor in finance - UCLA
  • Published articles in Barron's magazine
  • Hosted over 400 nationally syndicated radio series episodes of "The World of Money"
  • Economist-Financial Analyst for Hughes Aircraft Company
  • Authored private financial reports for Howard Hughes
  • Authored Economic Consensus for the Hughes top executives
  • Formed the investment company Economic and Land Research Corporation
  • Developed finance series "Family Financial Life Cycle Concept"
  • Created the Land Investment Opportunities at UCLA
  • Founded Monticello Ranch and Cattle Company
  • Created Real Estate Capital Corporation
  • Collected and sold rare stock market books and memorabilia
  • Established Wall Street Books for purchasing and selling stock market books
  • Authored and published Benjamin Graham on Investing


  • Elected National Honor Society for Academic Achievement in Business

Community Involvement

  • Rodney G. Klein Foundation
  • Purchased and opened the Rodney G. Klein Stock Market Museum in Massillon


  • Washington High School - 1953
  • Western Reserve University, B.A. - 1957
  • Dartmouth College - 1958
  • Columbia University, M.B.A. - 1959
  • University of California - 1959-1961
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