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Amos Elias Taylor

Amos Elias Taylor, American economist.


  • Taylor, Amos Elias was born on July 4, 1893 in Glenville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Franklin and Emeline (Albright) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Gettysburg College, 1915. Master of Arts University of Chicago, 1920. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania 1921.

      Doctor of Laws, Gettysburg College, 1966.


    • 1 son, Amos Elias (deceased). Teacher science, East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) High School, 1915-1916. Professor Latin and English, Pennsylvania Military College, 1916-1917.

      Instructor economics University of Pennsylvania, 1920-1923, assistant professor finance, 1923-1929. Associate professor finance, Northwestern University, 1929-1930. With unites states department Commerce, 1931-1947.

      Assistant chief finance div., 1931-1939, chief, 1939-1942, chief div. research and statistics, 1942-1943, director Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1943-1947. Executive Committee on Economics Foreign Policy, 1944-1945. Commission on Reciprocity Information, 1944-1945.

      Director Office Business Economics, 1946-1947. Director department economics and social affairs Organization of American States, 1947-1958. Executive secretary Inter-American Economics and Social Council 1947-1958.

      Adjunct Professor economics Graduate School, American U., 1932-1959, professor economics, 1959-1964.


    • Contributor articles to economics journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Served as private Advertising Educational Foundation, 1918-1919. Member Sorbonne Detachment, 1919. Associate; member com statistical experts League of Nations, 1938-1946.

    Trustee Gettysburg College, 1932-1959. Member National Academy Economics and Political Science (Chairman of the Board), American Economics Association (Vice-President, 1945) American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Economics Society, Academy Political Science, Phi Beta Kapp, Pi Gamma Mu, Chi Psi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Cosmos (president 1948), Torch (president 1941) (Washington).


    • Married Leah Tipton, November 12, 1921.
    • father: William Franklin Taylor
    • mother: Emeline (Albright) Taylor
    • spouse: Leah Tipton
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    Died November 25, 1972
    (aged 79)