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Roy J. W. Ely

Roy J. W. Ely, American economist, educator. Served as quartermaster 1st class Naval Aviation, United States Navy, World War I.; Member American Association University Professors, American Economics Association, Pacific Coast Economics Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, cacia.; Mason; member Order Eastern Star.

Background

  • Ely, Roy J. W. was born on December 6, 1892 in Oak, Nebraska, United States. Son of John Wright and Elizabeth Catherine (Willcockson) Ely.

  • Education

    • Student Nebraska State Teachers College, Peru, 1914-1915. Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1924, A.M., 1925, Doctor of Philosophy., 1937. Student of University Minnesota, 1930.

    Career

    • Chilldren—Harriett Ann, Richard Wright. Part-time instructor U. Nebraska, 1925-1926. Assistant professor Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1926-1935, professor and head department economics and business administration, 1935-1939.

      Assistant professor of University Montana, 1939-1942, associate professor, 1943-1945, professor economics, department chairman, since 1946. Lecturer economics U. Washington, summer 1946.

    Works

    • Author: Montana’s Production, 1930-1948. Co-author, editor: Tax Sources in Montana, 1948. Contributor Nebraska Tax Primer, 1932.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The family is encompassing a wider range of options than that of the two-generational unit of parents and children.

    Membership

    Served as quartermaster 1st class Naval Aviation, United States Navy, World War I. Member American Association University Professors, American Economics Association, Pacific Coast Economics Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, cacia. Mason; member Order Eastern Star.

    Connections

    • Married L. Lucile Stambaugh, August 22, 1920.
    • father: John Wright Ely
    • mother: Elizabeth Catherine (Willcockson) Ely
    • spouse: L. Lucile Stambaugh
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    Born December 6, 1892
    Died March 17, 1959
    (aged 66)
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