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James Frederic Dewhurst

James Frederic Dewhurst, American economist. Award, 1957.

Background

  • Dewhurst, James Frederic was born on March 23, 1895 in Seattle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Clarence Ely and Sara (Robertson) Dewhurst.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Washington, 1918. A.M., in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1922, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928, Doctor of Science in Economics (honorary), 1962.

    Career

    • ; 1 son, John Richard (by previous marriage). Married 3d, Marjory C. Buchanan, June 1, 1964. Research chemist Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours Company, 1920.

      Instructor in industry, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, 1920-1924, assistant professor, 1924-1929, professor, 1929-1932, lecturer in marketing, 1941-1942. Chief statistical division Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 1923-1928. Research associate, department of industrial research, University of Pennsylvania, 1928-1930.

      Chief division of economics research, unites states department Commerce, 1930-1932. Economist American Iron and Steel Institute, 1933. Economist 20th Century Fund, 1933-1935, 1937-1953, executive director, August 1953-1956.

      Economics adviser, director Fund’s Survey of Europe’s Needs and Resources, 1957-1960. Economics adviser to Code Authority of Hat Manufacturing Industry, 1934-1935. Director commission on social security, Social Science Research Council, 1935-1937, staff consultant, 1937-1945.

      Member board directors and Executive Committee 1946-1952, chairman investment committee, 1950-1955. Technical adviser to American delegation to International Conference on Government Statistics, League of Nations, Geneva, 1928, same to Preparatory Common for World Economics Conference, Geneva, 1932. Member Committee on Government Statistics and Information Services, Washington, 1934-1935.

      Member Census Advisory Committee, 1936-1950. Trustee Twentieth Century Fund.

    Works

    • Author: University Education for Business (with J. Hari Singh Gour Bossard), 1931. Does Distribution Cost Too Much? (with P. W. Stewart), 1939. America’s Needs and Resources: A New Survey (with others), 1955.

      Europe’s Needs and Resources (with others), 1961. Also articles and reports.

    Membership

    Member board directors and Executive Committee 1946-1952, chairman investment committee, 1950-1955. Member Committee on Government Statistics and Information Services, Washington, 1934-1935. Member Census Advisory Committee, 1936-1950.

    Trustee Twentieth Century Fund. Served as Second lieutenant, First lieutenant, captain, 3d United States Cavalry, 1917-1919. Distribution Hall of Fame.

    Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1939), American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Economics Association, American Committee for Cultural Freedom. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Julie T. Gill, July 1, 1949 (deceased.; married 3d, Marjory C. Buchanan, June 1, 1964.
    • father: Clarence Ely Dewhurst
    • mother: Sara (Robertson) Dewhurst
    • spouses: Julie T. Gill
    • Marjory C. Buchanan
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    Died May 26, 1967
    (aged 72)
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