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Charles Woody Thompson

Charles Woody Thompson, American economist. Member Midwest Economics Association (secretary-treasurer), Iowa Council Economics Education (member Executive Committee), Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Artus, Delta Chi (secretary-treasurer educational foundation), Alpha Kappa Psi.; Rotarian.

Background

  • Thompson, Charles Woody was born on February 8, 1902 in at Greenup, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles M. and Ella May (Brown) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, 1922, A.M., 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925.

    Career

    • Jeanne. Instructor economics, College of Commerce, University of Iowa, 1925, associate, 1926-1927, assistant professor, 1927-1939, associate professor, 1939-1943, professor since July 1, 1943. Dean of students, 1942-1948. Director Bureau of Business and Economic Research since 1948.

      On leave of absence with National Resources Planning Board, 1940-1941. Chairman Missouri Basin Research and Development Council.

    Works

    • Author: (with W. R. Smith) Public Utility Economics, 1941. Contributor articles on economics to journals.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

    Membership

    Member Midwest Economics Association (secretary-treasurer), Iowa Council Economics Education (member Executive Committee), Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Artus, Delta Chi (secretary-treasurer educational foundation), Alpha Kappa Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Palmer, November 26, 1925.
    • father: Charles M. Thompson
    • mother: Ella May (Brown) Thompson
    • spouse: Dorothy Palmer
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    Born February 8, 1902
    Died August 30, 1962
    (aged 60)
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