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Barry Klein


Mr. Klein, CPCU, CLU, contributes articles on risk and insurance history for He likes to say that he really doesn't have any interest in insurance history; he's just been around long enough to remember it all.

Mr. Klein started in the insurance industry in 1959, working in a family agency. He received a bachelor's degree in insurance from San Diego State and did graduate work in insurance at University of California, Los Angeles. He was in the retail insurance agency business, writing industrial commercial lines accounts, until he sold his last agency in the early 1980s to develop QuickRate, the first national commercial lines rating system. Mr. Klein has been in the automation side of insurance ever since.


Risk and Insurance History

The World's First Insurance Company

July 01, 2001 | Barry Klein


Risk and Insurance History

The Great Fire of London

June 01, 2001 | Barry Klein