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Walter Earl Spahr

Walter Earl Spahr, American economist. Recipient Alvin T. Simonds economics prize Simonds Saw and Steel Company, 1929; Master Prophecy award Newsweek magazine, 1939; Freedoms Foundation award, 1949. Member American Economics Association.


  • Spahr, Walter Earl was born on June 27, 1891 in Centerville, Indiana, United States. Son of Isaac Jenkins and Thursa LoRella (Kramer) Spahr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Earlham College, 1914. Student of University California at Berkeley, 1915. Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1917.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1925.


    • October 1962); children—Carol Cecile (Mistress Robert Bogdasarian) Kenneth Lowry, Jean Miriam (Mistress Peter Segatto). Instructor history Pacific College, Newberg, Oregon, 1914-1915. Instructor economics history Manual Training High School, Indianapolis, 1915-1916.

      Assistant political science University of Wisconsin, 1916-1917. Professor political science Muskingum (O.) College, 1918-1919. Instructor economics Dartmouth, 1919-1920, Columbia, 1920-1923.

      Member of faculty New York University, 1923-1956, professor economics, 1928-1956, department chairman, 1927-1956, professor emeritus, 1956-1970. Associate professor public finance Princeton, 1927. Secretary, executive vice president Economists National Committee on Monetary Policy, 1933-1970.

      Trustee Tax Foundation, 1937-1966. Indiana economist Republican National convs., 1936, 40, 44.


    • Author, editor books and articles in field. Author Monetary Notes, monthly, numerous vols., 1940-1970.


    Member American Economics Association.


    • Married Beulah Evelyn Lowry, August 25, 1920 (deceased. Children: Carol Cecile (Mistress.
    • father: Isaac Jenkins Spahr
    • mother: Thursa LoRella (Kramer) Spahr
    • spouse: Beulah Evelyn Lowry
    • child: Carol Cecile (Mrs Spahr
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    Died January 19, 1970
    (aged 78)