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William Adams Brown

William Adams Brown, American economist. member of staff Commision on Foreign Economics Policy, 1954; Member Foreign Policy Association (chairman Rhode Island branch, 1935-1940). Democratic.

Background

  • Brown, William Adams was born on November 14, 1894 in New York, New York, United States. Son of William Adams and Helen Gilman (Noyes) Brown.

  • Education

    • Student Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1908-1912. Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1913-1917. A.M., Columbia University, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.

    Career

    • Bank clerk Brown Brothers & Company, 1919-1926. Cutting traveling fellowship, Columbia University, 1927-1928. Assistant professor economics, Brown U., 1928-1936, associate professor, 1936-1940, professor political economy, 1940-1943.

      Senior staff, Brookings Institution, since 1946. Collaborator Economics, Financial and Transit Department, League of Nations, 1941, 42. Economics Studies Division, Department of State, 1943-1944, Central Secretariat 1944-1946.

      Member of staff Commision on Foreign Economics Policy, 1954. V. chairman, department church and economics life National Council of Churches.

    Works

    • Author: The International Gold Standard Reinterpreted, 1914-1934, 1940. The United States and the Restoration of World Trade, 1949.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member of staff Commision on Foreign Economics Policy, 1954. Member Foreign Policy Association (chairman Rhode Island branch, 1935-1940). Democratic; Clubs: Century Association (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Edith Dunbar Gilman, September 4, 1921. Children: Edith Dunbar, Evelyn Adams.
    • father: William Adams Brown
    • mother: Helen Gilman (Noyes) Brown
    • spouse: Edith Dunbar Gilman
    • children: Edith Dunbar Brown
    • Evelyn Adams Brown
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    Born November 14, 1894
    Died April 19, 1957
    (aged 62)
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