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Leo Pasvolsky

Leo Pasvolsky, Russian author, economist.

Background

  • Pasvolsky, Leo was born on August 22, 1893 in Pavlograd, Russia. Son of Michael and Maria Pasvolsky.

  • Education

    • Came with parents to the United States, 1905. Bachelor of Arts, College City New York, 1916. Graduate study, Columbia University, 1916-1918, University of Geneva (Switzerland), 1932-1933.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Brookings Institution, 1936.

    Career

    • Editor The Russian Review (monthly, in English), 1916-1918, Russkoye Slovo (daily newspaper in Russian), 1917-1920, Amerikansky Viestnik (monthly, in Russian), 1917-1918. Free lance writer, 1921-1922. Member research staff, Brookings Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1922.

      Director international studies, Brookings Institution since 1946. Economist United States Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1934-1935. Economist Division of Trade Agreements, unites states department of State, 1935-1936.

      Special assistant to Secretary of State, 1936-1938, and 1939-1946, also chief division special research, 1941-1942. Supervisor division political and economic studies, 1943. Executive director committee on Postwar Programs, 1944.

      In charge international organization and security affairs, supervisor, Office Special Political Affairs, 1945-1946. With War Work Extension, unites states department of Interior, also member Mayor’s Committee on National Defense, New York City, 1917-1918. American member special committee of economists of the International Chamber of Commerce to prepare documents for the World Monetary and Economic Conference, 1932-1933.

      Special observer at the Conference for the Brookings Institution. Alternate American member League of Nations Economics Committee, 1936. Adviser to American delegate, 2d meeting Ministers of Foreign Affairs American Republics, Havana, 1940.

      Member American delegation, United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, Bretton Woods, N.H., 1944. Dumbarton Oaks Conference on International Organisation, Washington, District of Columbia, 1944. Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, 1945.

      United Nations’ Conference on International Organisation, San Francisco, 1945 (chairman coordination committee). President first session of Preparatory Commission United Nations, 1945. Member American delegate General Assembly and Security Council, United Nations, London.

    Works

    • Editor The Russian Review (monthly, in English), 1916-1918, Russkoye Slovo (daily newspaper in Russian), 1917-1920, Amerikansky Viestnik (monthly, in Russian), 1917-1918. Free lance writer, 1921-1922. Member research staff, Brookings Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1922.

      Director international studies, Brookings Institution since 1946. Economist United States Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1934-1935. Economist Division of Trade Agreements, unites states department of State, 1935-1936.

      Special assistant to Secretary of State, 1936-1938, and 1939-1946, also chief division special research, 1941-1942. Supervisor division political and economic studies, 1943. Executive director committee on Postwar Programs, 1944.

      In charge international organization and security affairs, supervisor, Office Special Political Affairs, 1945-1946. With War Work Extension, unites states department of Interior, also member Mayor’s Committee on National Defense, New York City, 1917-1918. American member special committee of economists of the International Chamber of Commerce to prepare documents for the World Monetary and Economic Conference, 1932-1933.

      Special observer at the Conference for the Brookings Institution. Alternate American member League of Nations Economics Committee, 1936. Adviser to American delegate, 2d meeting Ministers of Foreign Affairs American Republics, Havana, 1940.

      Member American delegation, United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, Bretton Woods, N.H., 1944. Dumbarton Oaks Conference on International Organisation, Washington, District of Columbia, 1944. Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, 1945.

      United Nations’ Conference on International Organisation, San Francisco, 1945 (chairman coordination committee). President first session of Preparatory Commission United Nations, 1945. Member American delegate General Assembly and Security Council, United Nations, London.

    Membership

    Clubs: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia).

    Connections

    • Married Christine McCormick, November 6, 1926.
    • father: Michael Pasvolsky
    • mother: Maria Pasvolsky
    • spouse: Christine McCormick
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    Born August 22, 1893
    Died March 5, 1953
    (aged 59)
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