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Robert Morse Woodbury

Robert Morse Woodbury, American economist. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, American Sociological Society, Royal Economics Society, Royal Statistical Society; member American Economic Association, International Population Union, Population Association American Statistical Association. Congregationalist.

Background

  • Woodbury, Robert Morse was born on July 15, 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Charles and Jennie (Morse) Woodbury.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, Worcester, 1910, A.M., 1912. President White traveling fellow Cornell Univercity, 1913-1914, Doctor of Philosophy., 1915. Graduate study U. Berlin, 1913, University Munich, 1914.

      Doctor of Laws, Clark University, 1955.

    Career

    • Instructor economics Cornell Univercity, 1912-1913, 1915-1916. Assistant professor economics U. Kansas, 1916-1917. Director statistical research Children’s Bureau, Department of Labor, 1918-1924.

      Member of staff Institute of Economics, Washington, 1924-1928. Associate editor Social Science Abstracts, 1928-1933. Labor adviser NRA, 1933-1935, economist, labor research section, 1935-1936.

      Technical expert Committee on Population, National Resources Committee, 1936. Became member statistical section International Labor Office, 1936, statistical adviser, 1941-1946, chief statistician, 1946-1953. Secretary-general 7th International Conference Labor Statisticians, 1949.

      Member International Statistical Institute 1949-1953. Papers deposited in U. Oregon Library, Eugene.

    Works

    • Author: Social Insurance, 1917. Industrial Instability of Child Workers, 1920. Statures and Weights of Children Under Six Years of Age, 1921.

      Infant Mortality and Preventive Work in New Zealand, 1922. Causal Factors in Infant Mortality, 1925. Maternal Mortality, 1926.

      Infant Mortality and Its Causes, 1926. Workers’ Health and Safety, 1927. Methods of Family Living Studies, 1940.

      International Comparisons of Food Costs, 1941. Food Consumption and Dietary Surveys in the Americas, 1942. Contributor to Journal American Statistical Association.

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, American Sociological Society, Royal Economics Society, Royal Statistical Society. Member American Economic Association, International Population Union, Population Association American Statistical Association. Congregationalist.; Clubs: Philadelphia Art Alliance.

    Connections

    • Married Helen L. Sumner, November 25, 1918. Married second, Mildred Fairchild, July 24, 1947.
    • father: John Charles Woodbury
    • mother: Jennie (Morse) Woodbury
    • spouses: Helen L. Sumner
    • Mildred Fairchild
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    Born July 15, 1889
    Died January 17, 1970
    (aged 80)
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