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Theodore John Kreps

Theodore John Kreps, American economist. Served as First lieutenant, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1917-1919. Life fellow Royal Economics Society; member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Sciences, Association Harvard Chemists, American Legion.; Mason.

Background

  • Kreps, Theodore John was born on January 13, 1897 in Prinsburg, Minnesota, United States. Son of Peter and Grace (Phelpher) Kreps.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, 1920. A.M., Harvard, 1924, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Colorado, 1957.

    Career

    • Instructor history and economics. Colorado State Preparatory School, Boulder, 1920-1923. Tutor history, government and economics, instructor economics Harvard University and Radcliffe College, 1925-1930.

      Frederick Sheldon fellowship Harvard University, summer 1926. Laura Spellman. Rockefeller fellow, 1928-1929. Associate professor statistics.

      Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1930-1935, associate professor business economics, 1935-1940, professor business economics, 1940-1981. Ford Foundation exchange professor Free University, Berlin, 1954. Economics adviser Temporary National Economics Committee, 1939-1941.

      Chief economics adviser Board of Economics Warfare, 1942-1944. Staff director joint economics committee, United States Congress, 1949-1951. Trustee Northern California Council on Economics Education.

      Has served various governmental agencies in advisory capacity, Intermittently. United States delegate various international confs.

    Works

    • Author several books, latest being: Taxes and the Human Factor, 1951. Co-author: Economic Problems in a Changing World, 1939.

    Politics

    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

    Religion

    Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

    Membership

    Served as First lieutenant, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1917-1919. Life fellow Royal Economics Society. Member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Sciences, Association Harvard Chemists, American Legion.

    Mason.; Clubs: Cosmos, Kiwanis.

    Connections

    • Married Esther Elvira Corsberg, August 7, 1919. Children: Estalyn, Theodora, Donald, Allyn Overton, Rodney Emerson, Susan Eileen.
    • father: Peter Kreps
    • mother: Grace (Phelpher) Kreps
    • spouse: Esther Elvira Corsberg
    • children: Estalyn Kreps
    • Theodora Kreps
    • Donald Kreps
    • Allyn Overton Kreps
    • Rodney Emerson Kreps
    • Susan Eileen Kreps
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    Born January 13, 1897
    Died March 6, 1981
    (aged 84)
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