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William Wilson Cumberland

William Wilson Cumberland, American economist. Member Academy Political Science, American Academy Political and Social Science, Foreign Policy Association, Pan-American Society, American Economics assosiation, New York Society of Security Analysts. American Statistical Association (president New York Chapter, 1938-1939), Phi Beta Kappa, Pilgrims.; Club: Downtown Athletic.

Background

  • Cumberland, William Wilson was born on January 2, 1890 in La Verne, California, United States. Son of Julian Fee and Clara Euphemia (Huggins) Cumberland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, 1912. A.M., Columbia, 1913. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton, 1916.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Occidental College, 1937. Union College, 1953.

    Career

    • William Wilson, Helen Edith. Superintendent Chrystie Street House. New York City, 1914; instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and chief div. of research in agricultural economics, University of Minnesota, 1916-1919.

      Leave of absence, 1917-1919. Research associate, University of California and Doheny Research Foundation, 1917-1918. Trade expert War Trade Board, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918.

      Economic expert with Reparation and Financial commissions, American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, France, 1919. Financial expert American Military Mission to Armenia (Harbord Commission), 1919. Financial expert with United States High Commission, American Embassy, Constantinople, Turkey, 1919-1920.

      Assistant foreign trade adviser and foreign trade adviser, Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia, 1920-1921. Financial commissioner and superintendent general of customs, Republic of Peru, 1921-1923. Governor Reserve Bank of Peru, 1923-1924.

      Financial adviser, general receiver of Republic of Haiti, 1924-1927. Financial expert for Department of State, in Nicaragua, 1927-1928. Partner Wellington and Company, firm member New York Stock Exchange, 1928-1945.

      Partner Ladenburg, Thalmann & Company.

    Works

    • Author: Cooperative Marketing, 1918. Nicaragua—An Economic and Financial Survey, 1928. The American Individual Enterprise System (co-author) 2 Vols., 1946.

    Membership

    Member Academy Political Science, American Academy Political and Social Science, Foreign Policy Association, Pan-American Society, American Economics assosiation, New York Society of Security Analysts. American Statistical Association (president New York Chapter, 1938-1939), Phi Beta Kappa, Pilgrims.; Club: Downtown Athletic.

    Connections

    • Married Edith Griffith Osmond, September 14, 1916. Children: Mary Catherine, Julian Osmond.
    • father: Julian Fee Cumberland
    • mother: Clara Euphemia (Huggins) Cumberland
    • spouse: Edith Griffith Osmond
    • children: Mary Catherine Cumberland
    • Julian Osmond Cumberland
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    Died February 20, 1955
    (aged 65)
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