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Winfield William Riefler

Winfield William Riefler, American economist. Awarded Croix de Guerre (France). Member delegation for study of economics depression, 1937-1946,; Fellow of the American Statistical Association (president 1941); member Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho.

Background

  • Riefler, Winfield William was born on February 9, 1897 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of Philip D. and Clara (Gartner) Riefler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1921. Doctor of Philosophy., Brookings Graduate School, 1927. Doctor Humane Letters (Honorary) Amherst College, 1944.

    Career

    • Foreign trade officer Department of Commerce, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1921-1923. Div. research and statistics Federal Reserve Board, 1923-1933, executive secretary commission on bank reserves, 1930-1932, economics adviser to executive council, 1933-1934. Chairman Central Statistical Board, 1933-1935.

      Economics adviser to National Emergency Council, 1934-1935. Professor School Economics and Politics of Institute for Advanced Study 1935-1948. On leave of absence to act as minister to London (special assistant to ambassador), 1942-1944.

      Chairman League of Nations Delegation on Economics Depressions, 1945. Director Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 1941-1942. Assistant to chairman of Board of Governors Federal Reserve System, 1948-1959, secretary federal open market committee, 1952-1959.

      Chairman board School of Advanced International Studies 1948. With Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919.

    Works

    • Author: Money Rates and Money Markets in the United States, 1930.

    Membership

    Member delegation for study of economics depression, 1937-1946. Fellow of the American Statistical Association (president 1941). Member Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho.

    Clubs: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia).

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Miles Brown, December 5, 1924. Children: David Winfield, Donald Brown.
    • father: Philip D. Riefler
    • mother: Clara (Gartner) Riefler
    • spouse: Dorothy Miles Brown
    • children: David Winfield Riefler
    • Donald Brown Riefler
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    Born February 9, 1897
    Died April 5, 1974
    (aged 77)
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