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John Henry Williams

John Henry Williams, Welsh economist. Member E.C.A. advising committee, fiscal monetary problems, 1948-1951. Contributing editor Review of Economics Statistics, 1921-1925. Former director National Bureau Economics; Member American Economic Association (president 1951), American Statistical Association, American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Theta Delta Chi.

Background

  • Williams, John Henry was born on June 21, 1887 in Wales. Son of John Hamer and Margaret (Hamer) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University, 1912, honorary Doctor of Science, 1935. A.M., Harvard, 1916, Doctor of Philosophy., 1919.

    Career

    • ; children—Margaret (Mistress Margaret Woodman), Jane (Mistress Calvert W. Watkins). Married second, Katherine R. McKinstry, April 6, 1962. Instructor English Brown U., 1912-1915.

      Instructor economics and assistant editor Review Economics Statistics, Harvard, 1918-1919. Assistant professor economics, Princeton, 1919-1920. Associate professor banking, Northwestern University, 1920-1921.

      Assistant professor economics, Harvard University, 1921-1925, associate professor, 1925-1929, professor, 1929-1933, dean, Graduate School of Public Administration, 1937-1947, Nathaniel Ropes professor of political economy, 1933-1957, emeritus, 1957-1980. William L. Clayton Professor international economics affairs, The Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts U., 1957-1963. Vice president Federal Reserve Bank New York, 1936-1947, economics advisory, 1933-1952, economics consultant, 1952-1964.

      Westinghouse professor, Italy, 1925-1926. United States delegate Preparatory Commission World Monetary and Economics Conference, 1932-1933.

    Works

    • Author: Argentine International Trade Under Inconvertible Paper Money (Wells prize), 1920. Annual Studies of the Balance of Payments of the United States, 1919-1923. Postwar Monetary Plans, 1944, 4th edition, 1949.

      Economic Stability in a Changing World, 1953. Co-author Financing American Prosperity, 1945.

    Membership

    Member E.C.A. advising committee, fiscal monetary problems, 1948-1951. Contributing editor Review of Economics Statistics, 1921-1925. Former director National Bureau Economics.

    Member American Economic Association (president 1951), American Statistical Association, American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Theta Delta Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Isabelle Monroe, September 1, 1915 (deceased.; married second, Katherine R. McKinstry, April. Children: Margaret (Mistress.
    • father: John Hamer Williams
    • mother: Margaret (Hamer) Williams
    • spouses: Jessie Isabelle Monroe
    • second
    • child: Margaret (Mrs Williams
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    Born June 21, 1887
    Died December 24, 1980
    (aged 93)
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