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John Matthew Gries

John Matthew Gries, American economist. member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1932-1933.; Member of President Harding’s Conference on Unemployment, 1921; member Committee on Seasonal Operation in Construction, same, 1923-1924; Member American Planning and Civic Association (director), American City Planning Institute (honorary), Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Acacia.; Member Christian Church.; Mason; member O.E.S. Joint.

Background

  • Gries, John Matthew was born on June 22, 1877 in near Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, United States. Son of Alexander and Mary Ellen (Scarborough) Gries.

  • Education

    • Student Ohio Northern U., Ada., O. Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, O., 1905, A.M., 1906, Doctor of Laws, 1923. Graduate student in economics, University of Wisconsin, 1906-1907, Columbia, 1907-1908.

    Career

    • University Settlement, New York, 1907-1908. Special agent United States Bureau Corporation, Washington, 1908-1914. Lecturer, later assistant professor, Harvard, 1914-1921.

      Director Harvard Bureau Business Research, 1918. Examiner United States Federal Trade Commission, 1917. Expert United States Shipping Board, 1918.

      Chief Division of Building and Housing, bureau of Standards, unites states department Commerce, 1921-1928, chief Division of Public Construction, 1929-1930. Executive secretary President’s Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, 1930-1932. Member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1932-1933.

    Works

    • Editor (with J. Ford) of 11 vols. on housing.

    Religion

    Denomination: Member Christian Church

    Membership

    Member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1932-1933. Member of President Harding’s Conference on Unemployment, 1921. Member Committee on Seasonal Operation in Construction, same, 1923-1924.

    Member American Planning and Civic Association (director), American City Planning Institute (honorary), Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Acacia. Member Christian Church. Mason; member O.E.S. Joint.

    Connections

    • Married Ethel Martha Goff, December 22, 1909. Children: John Paul, Robert Goff, George A. Financial secretary.
    • father: Alexander Gries
    • mother: Mary Ellen (Scarborough) Gries
    • spouse: Ethel Martha Goff
    • children: John Paul Gries
    • Robert Goff Gries
    • George A. Financial sec Gries
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    Born June 22, 1877
    Died September 23, 1953
    (aged 76)
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