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John Henry Gray

John Henry Gray, American economist.

Background

  • Gray, John Henry was born on March 11, 1859 in Charleston, Illinois, United States. Son of James Cowan and Mary A. (Mitchell) Gray.

  • Education

    • Educated full course and diploma, Illinois State Normal U. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1887. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Halle, 1892.

      Studied also at Paris, Vienha, and Berlin.

    Career

    • Instructor political economy, Harvard, 1887-1889. Professor political and social science, Northwestern University, 1892-1907. Professor economics, University of Minnesota, 1907-1920, Carlton College, 1920-1925.

      Chief analyst and examiner, Interstate Commerce Commission bureau of Valuation, 1917-1919, examiner valuation, 1925-1928. Professor and head department of economics, Graduate School of America University, 1928-1932. Professor economics, University of California, summer 1914.

      Chairman World’s Congress Auxiliary on Political Science, Chicago, 1893. Chairman municipal committee Civic Federation of Chicago, 1894-1896. Expert unites states department Labor, 1902-1903, to investigate restrictions of output in Great Britain.

      Represented United States Commissioner of Labor at International Coöperative Congress, Manchester, England, 1902. Represented United States at International Congress on Institute of Laboring Men, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1902, and at International Congress of Commerce and Industry, Ostend, Belgium, 1902. Member National Civic Federation Commision on Municipal Ownership, 1905, and expert to commission for American investigation.

      Member executive council department National Civic Federation to investigate regulation of public service corporations, 1911-1914. Secretary of the department and director of investigation. Published Commission Regulation, a compilation and analysis of all American statutes relating to regulation of public service corporations (1284 pp.), 1913.

      Urban Mortgages in the United States since 1920 (with G. W. Terborgh), 1929. Regulation and Valuation of Public Utilities (with Jack Levin), 1933. Also more than 100 articles in scientific journals.

      Member Minnesota Efficiency and Economy Commission, 1914-1915. Lieutenant colonel United States Army and member board appraisers for all property commandeered for the army. Associate editor Economic Bulletin, 1908-1910, Journal of Accountancy, 1908-1915.

      Specialist in public utilities and railroads. President American Economics Association, 1913-1914. Treasurer People’s Lobby since 1935.

      Has traveled most of the time since 1928 in Asia, Europe, Africa, the West Indies, South and Central America and the United States.

    Works

    • Associate editor Economic Bulletin, 1908-1910, Journal of Accountancy, 1908-1915. Specialist in public utilities and railroads. President American Economics Association, 1913-1914.

      Treasurer People’s Lobby since 1935. Has traveled most of the time since 1928 in Asia, Europe, Africa, the West Indies, South and Central America and the United States.

    Membership

    Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Rockwell Bliss, June 14, 1894 (died 1922). Children: James Bliss (deceased), Evelyn (Mistress.
    • father: James Cowan Gray
    • mother: Mary A. (Mitchell) Gray
    • spouse: Helen Rockwell Bliss
    • children: James Bliss Gray (deceased)
    • Evelyn (Mrs Gray
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    Died April 4, 1946
    (aged 87)
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