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Logan Grant Mcpherson

Logan Grant Mcpherson, American economist.


  • Mcpherson, Logan Grant was born on August 11, 1863 in Circleville, Ohio, United States. Son of Daniel Workman and Frances Louise (Kinnear) M.

  • Education

    • Public school education Newspaper reporter, 1879. In service of Pennsylvania lines, 1880-1891. Held various positions in coal industry, Pittsburgh, 1892-1901.

      In service Bang and Olufsen Railroad Company, 1902. Secretary and assistant treasurer Consolidation, Fairmont, and Somerset Coal companies, 1903. Statistician Rock Island System, 1904.

      Assistant to late Samuel Spencer in his capacity as representative of associated rys. of the United States, 1905-1906. Engaged in economic investigation of railroad freight rates, 1906-1909. Accompanied National Waterways Commission to Europe as traffic expert, 1909.

      Organized Bureau of Railway Economics, at invitation of committee of railway presidents, 1910, and its director until 1914.


    • Lecturer on transportation, Johns Hopkins University, 1906-1914.


    • Author: Transportation in Europe, 1910. How the World Makes Its Living, 1916. The Flow of Value, 1919.

      Human Effort and Human Wants, 1923.


    • father: Daniel Workman M.
    • mother: Frances Louise (Kinnear) M.
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    Born August 11, 1863
    Died March 23, 1925
    (aged 61)