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Ruth Alice Allen

Ruth Alice Allen, American economist, teacher. Member women’s advisory committee to War Manpower Board, 1942; Member American Economics Association, American Association University professors, Southwestern Social Science Association (editor Quarterly 1941-1947).

Background

  • Allen, Ruth Alice was born on July 28, 1889 in Cameron, Texas, United States. Daughter of Thomas Franklin and Jennie (Adams) Allen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1921, Master of Arts, 1923. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1933. Unmarried.

    Career

    • Teacher in public schools of Texas, 1908-1917. Instructor department of economics, University of Texas, 1923-1928, professor from 1940. Supervisor southeastern region United States Bureau of Labor Statistics study of money disbursements of employed wage earners and clerical workers, 1934-1935.

    Works

    • Author: The Labor of Women in the Production of Cotton, 1930. The Great Southwest Strike, 1942. Chapters in “History of Organized Labor in Texas,” 1941.

    Membership

    Member women’s advisory committee to War Manpower Board, 1942. Member American Economics Association, American Association University professors, Southwestern Social Science Association (editor Quarterly 1941-1947).

    Connections

    • father: Thomas Franklin Allen
    • mother: Jennie (Adams) Allen
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