Worked on farm and clerked in retail stores until 1897. Teacher, later principal high schools, and city school, Wisconsin, until 1908. Special investigator Wisconsin Tax Commission, summers, 1906, 07, 08.
1st district representative of extension div. University of Wisconsin, 1909-1912. Assistant professor political economy, University of Wisconsin, 1912-1913.
Associate professor economics, University of Minnesota, 1914-1915. Director trade research, United States Rubber Company, New York, 1915-1917. Sales manager International Magazine Company, 1917-1921.
Director Retail Research Association, and Associated Merchandising Corporation, 1921-1927. Professor marketing Columbia University, 1926-1950, professor emeritus and special lecturer from 1950. Business and marketing consultant from 1927.
Owner Nystrom’s Restaurant, North Hackensack, New Jersey, 1936-1945. Acting chairman National Retail Code Authority under NRA. President Limited Price Variety Stores Association, 1933-1955.
President American Marketing Society, 1934. Editor American Marketing Journal, 1935-1936. Member Federal Bureau Vocational Education, 1936-1946.
Chairman 1937-1939, and 1944-1946. Vice president American Vocational Association, 1938-1944. Chairman Central Council National Retail Associations, 1942-1954, John Ericsson Society (president 1953-1958).
- Author: Retail Selling and Store Management, 1913, Economics of Retailing, 1915, 3d edition, 1930. Textiles, 1916
Born January 25, 1878