Robert H. Metz, 1951
B.A., Denison University
LL.B., Case Western Reserve University
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 6, 1970
A daily columnist for the New York Times, specializing in financial and business subjects, Mr. Metz writes a column, “Market Place,” that has appeared in the financial section of the Times five days a week since 1966. His articles on small business enterprises have won publisher’s awards at the Times, which he joined in 1959. He won the 1969 award for the best syndicated financial column given by John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, carrying a stipend of $1,500. He received a certificate of merit from A.T. Kearney, the Chicago-based management consulting company. Both awards were for his critical series, “How Banks Manage Their Trust Departments.” In 1965, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship in journalism and spent the following year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
A frequent lecturer on financial topics and guest on radio and television shows, he is author of How to Shake the Money Tree (1966) and Franchising: How to Select a Business of Your Own (1969). Both books have enjoyed substantial sales. His book, The Tax Conscious Investor, is now in paperback. A book in progress is entitled Wall Street Diary: The Fat Cats and the Hungry Hounds.
Exemplifying the highest standards of journalism, his skill as an interpreter of finance and business adds inestimably to Denison’s prestige.