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Fred Rogers Fairchild

Fred Rogers Fairchild, American political economist.


  • Fairchild, Fred Rogers was born on August 5, 1877 in Crete, Nebraska, United States. Son of Arthur Babbitt and Isabel Amanda (Pratt) Fairchild.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Doane College, 1898, Doctor of Laws, 1929. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1904.


    • Teacher, Glenwood Collegiate Institute, Matawan, New Jersey, 1898-1899, The Gunnery, Washington, Connecticut, 1899-1901. Instructor political economy Yale, 1904-1908, assistant professor, 1908-1913, professor, 1913-1945, professor emeritus, since 1941. Director 1st National Bank & Trust Company, New Haven.

      Trustee Connecticut Sav. Bank, New Haven; director United Illuminating Company, New Haven. Yale Cooperative Corporation (president 1932-1947), 1931-1954.

      Expert on taxation in the United States Forest Service, 1908-1914, 1925-1941. Tax adviser to Republic of Santo Domingo, 1917-1918, to Republic of Colombia, 1923, to Territory Hawaii, 1930. Member Connecticut Commision on Taxation of Certain Corps., 1911-1913.

      Chairman Connecticut Temporary Tax Commission, 1933-1935. Member National Committee on Inheritance Taxation, 1925. Director United States Forest Taxation Inquiry, 1926-1935.


    • Author: The Factory Legislation of the State of New York, 1905. Taxation of Timberlands (section, Report of National Conservation Commission), 1909. Report of Connecticut Commision on Taxation of Certain Corporations, 1913.

      Report of Study of Connecticut Tax System, conducted for Connecticut Chamber Commerce, 1917. Essentials of Economics, 1923. Economics, 1932
    • Forest Taxation (report of the United States Forest Taxation Inquiry), 1935.

      Report of Connecticut Temporary Tax Commission, 1935. Profits and the Ability to Pay Wages, 1946. Understanding Our Free Economy, 1953.

      Author numerous bulletins of the Forest Taxation Inquiry. Also articles and addresses. Co-author: Elementary Economics, 1926, 30, 36, 39, 48.

      Economic Problems, 1928, 30. Economics, 1937, 40, 48. Principles of Economics, 1954.


    Member Committee on Postwar Tax Policy, 1944-1947, 50-51, commission on federal tax policy, 1953-1954. Trustee Doane College. Member Committee Federal Finance Chamber of Commerce of United States of America, 1934-1950.

    Member American Academy Arts and Science, American Economics Association (Vice-President 1923, 32), National Tax Association (secretary 1916-1918, vice president 1928-1929, president 1929-1930), A.A.A. S. (vice president section K. 1925-1926), American Association University Professors, New Haven Foundation, Sigma Xi, Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Graduate, New Haven Lawn, Mory’s (New Haven).


    • Married Ruth L. Evans, June 23, 1917. Children: Loraine, Jean Rogers.
    • father: Arthur Babbitt Fairchild
    • mother: Isabel Amanda (Pratt) Fairchild
    • spouse: Ruth L. Evans
    • children: Loraine Fairchild
    • Jean Rogers Fairchild
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    Born August 5, 1877
    Died April, 1966
    (aged 88)