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Virgil Jordan

Virgil Jordan, American economist, author. Member National Commission Economics Education, 1935-1939; Member Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Jordan, Virgil was born on June 3, 1892 in Olean, New York, United States. Son of James Ernest and Lillian May (Conrad) Jordan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College City New York, 1912. Post graduate work, University of Wisconsin, Columbia and European universities, 1912-1914. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1939, Union College, 1939.


    • Instructor economics University of Wisconsin, 1912-1913. Associate editor and special writer Everybody’s Magazine, 1915-1920. Chief economist and editor publications National Industrial Conference Board, 1920-1929, president, 1932-1948, chancellor, 1949-1963.

      Economist McGraw-Hill Publs., 1929-1932. Editor Business Week. Trustee Rutgers University.


    • Author books on economics including: The World Crisis and American Business Management, 1940. America in 1992, 1942. Manifesto for the Atomic Age, 1946.

      Peace and War, 1965
    • also articles and addresses.


    Member National Commission Economics Education, 1935-1939. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Gertrude Darwin, 1928.
    • father: James Ernest Jordan
    • mother: Lillian May (Conrad) Jordan
    • spouse: Gertrude Darwin
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    Born June 3, 1892
    Died April 28, 1965
    (aged 72)