Arthur C. Bining (1893-1957) was born in Wales and educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught from 1928 until his death. An economic historian, he was the author of The Pennsylvania Iron Industry in the Eighteenth Century (1938), The Rise of American Economic Life (1943), and, for the PHA, Pennsylvania’s Iron and Steel Industry (1954). He was also PHA’s first editor of Pennsylvania History, 1933-41.