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Ernest Smith Bradford

Ernest Smith Bradford, American economist, statistician. member economics advising committee President’ Conference on Employment, October 1921; Member Society for Advancement Management, American Statistical Association (Vice-President), American Marketing Association.

Background

  • Bradford, Ernest Smith was born on August 19, 1877 in Moorehead, Minnesota, United States. Son of J. Burritt Smith and Marcia A. Bradford.

  • Education

    • Direct descendant Governor William Bradford. Removed to Wisconsin, 1880. B.L., University of Wisconsin, 1897.

      Teacher, 1898-1900, 1903-1904. Traveled, 1901, 1902. Real estate, 1902-1903.

      Fellow political science University of Wisconsin, 1904-1906. Fellow political science University of Pennsylvania, 1906-1907.

    Career

    • Economist and statistician Department Commerce, 1907-1913 (field studies, editorial work on lumber, water transport, water power, trust laws, farm machinery, science management, others). Appointed chief of div. corporation reports Federal Trade Commission, 1915. Statistician, trade investigator, United States Rubber Company.

      New York City, 1916-1918. Statistician Emergency Fleet Corporation, May 1918-July 1919. Manager business research bureau, McGraw-Hill Company.

      New York City, 1919-1920. Member economics advising committee President’ Conference on Employment, October 1921. Economist-statistician Secretary Hoover’s Committee on Business Cycle.

      Special study of building industries. Lecturer, Columbia and College City New York, trade survey director Tanners’ Council, 1923-1927. Senior studies shoe and leather industries, consultant business statistician (marketing).

      Economics adviser Federal Employment Stabilization Board, 1931. Assistant professor, director Bureau Business Research, City College, 1930-1947. Now assistant professor marketing Manhattan College.

      Director retail store survey New York City, 1932-1934, supervising unemployed groups for Emergency Work Bureau Scoutmaster, 1923-1926. Secretary Charter communications of New Rochelle, 1928.

    Works

    • Author: Commission Government in American Cities, 1911. Unemployment as an Industrial Problem, 1921. What to Expect from Business Research, 1922.

      Market Analysis (chapter in Management’s Handbook), 1923. Economic Forces Affecting Shoe Marketing, 1931, 36. Survey for the New York Retail Marketing Area.

      Marketing Research Agencies in New York City, 1943. Marketing Research Agencies in the United States, 1945, 1946-1947. Author and editor Survey and Directory of Marketing Research Agencies in the United States and Abroad, 1949.

      Articles on council-manager cities (National Municipal Review). Also special industrial maps and charts, and various articles on economics and business topics.

    Membership

    Member economics advising committee President’ Conference on Employment, October 1921. Member Society for Advancement Management, American Statistical Association (Vice-President), American Marketing Association.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Beatrice Mott, 1906. Children: Alice Rypins, Anne Cadman.
    • father: J. Burritt Smith
    • mother: Marcia A. Bradford
    • spouse: Florence Beatrice Mott
    • children: Alice Rypins Bradford
    • Anne Cadman Bradford
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    Born August 19, 1877
    Died March 12, 1965
    (aged 87)
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