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Howard Barton Myers

Howard Barton Myers, American economist. Fellow American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1942); member American Economics Association, American Industrial Relations Association.


  • Myers, Howard Barton was born on February 13, 1901 in Knoxville, Iowa, United States. Son of Leonard Barton and Della Mae (Roberts) Myers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Washburn College, 1923. Fellow University of Chicago, 1923-1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.


    • Research assistant University of Chicago, 1923-1927. Associate professor economics, U. Florida, 1927-1929. Chief div. research and statistics Illinois State Department Labor, 1929-1933.

      Chief statistician Illinois State Emergency Relief Committee, 1932-1933. Assistant director in charge research, statistics, finance Federal Relief Administration, 1933-1936. Director research Works Project Administration, 1936-1942.

      Lecturer statistics American U., Washington, 1937-1942. Technical advising committee population, unemployment United States Bureau Census, 1940, 50. Associate chief munitions branch West Palm Beach, Washington, 1942-1943.

      Associate director research Committee Economics Development, 1943-1949, executive secretary research and policy committee, 1944-1949, director research since 1949. Technical consultant committee economics policy, business advisory council Department Commerce. Consultant economics advising committee National Association Manufacturers.

      Advising committee economics policy Economics Stabilization Agency, 1951-1952. Advisory committee S.S.S., 1942-1945.


    • Co-author: Jobs and Markets, 1946. Editor of The Labor Bulletin, 1929-1933. Contributor technical articles economics, statistical journals.


    Fellow American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1942). Member American Economics Association, American Industrial Relations Association.


    • Married Bernice Curry, December 19, 1927. Children: Ann Curry, Howard Barton, Robert Burris.
    • father: Leonard Barton Myers
    • mother: Della Mae (Roberts) Myers
    • spouse: Bernice Curry
    • children: Ann Curry Myers
    • Howard Barton Myers
    • Robert Burris Myers
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    Born February 13, 1901
    Died March 9, 1956
    (aged 55)