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Benjamin Haggott Beckhart

Benjamin Haggott Beckhart, American economist. Recipient distinguished citizens’ award Denver, 1959. Member American Finance Association (president 1948), Conference Business Economics (chairman 1953), American Association University Professors, American Economics Association Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

  • Beckhart, Benjamin Haggott was born on November 9, 1897 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of William Edmund and Jessica (Haggott) Beckhart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1919. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1920, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925.

    Career

    • 1 son, Gordon Haggott. Instructor economics and social instns. Princeton, 1920-1921.

      Instructor banking, Columbia, 1921-1924, assistant professor, 1924-1931, associate professor, 1931-1939, professor, 1939-1963. Ednl. supervisor New York chapter American Institute of Banking, 1927-1936. Secretary board of trustees Banking Research Fund Association of Reserve City Bankers, 1938-1945.

      Director research The Chase National Bank, 1939-1949, economics consultant, 1949-1954. Economics consultant Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1954-1961. Director research American Assembly’s project on inflation, 1951-1952.

      Delegate international Credit Conference Rome, 1951. Delegate International Conference Bank Economists, 1947, 50, 53, 56. Visiting professor universities Melbourne and Sydney, 1957, Australian Administrative Staff College, 1960.

      Visiting professor Kobe U., Japan, 1967. President Dutchess Senior Citizens Housing Corporation, 1968-1973. Japanese banking research fund named in his honor, 1956.

    Works

    • Author: The Discount Policy of the Federal Reserve System, 1924. The Federal Reserve System, 1972 (translations into Japanese 1975). Coauthor: Foreign Banking Systems, 1929.

      Co-author, editor The New York Money Market, 4 vols. 1931-1932
    • Business Loans of American Commercial Banks, 1959. Editor: Banking Systems, 1954 (translations into Japanese 2 vols.), 1956, 57, Spanish edit.

      1958, Indian edit., 1967. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Finance Association (president 1948), Conference Business Economics (chairman 1953), American Association University Professors, American Economics Association Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Men’s Faculty (Columbia University).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Good Myers, June 18, 1921.
    • father: William Edmund Beckhart
    • mother: Jessica (Haggott) Beckhart
    • spouse: Margaret Good Myers
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    Born November 9, 1897
    Died March 21, 1975
    (aged 77)
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