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Kermit Gordon

Kermit Gordon, American institution executive, economist. Served to Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1945.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Philosophical Society, American Economics Association, American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

  • Gordon, Kermit was born on July 3, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of H. B. and Ida E. (Robinson) Gordon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in Economics, Swarthmore College, 1938, Doctor of Laws, 1963. Postgraduate (Rhodes scholar), U. College Oxford (England) University, 1938-1939. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University, 1966, Williams College, 1974.

    Career

    • Research associate economics Swarthmore College, 1939-1940. Administration fellow Harvard, 1940-1941, teacher economics, 1950, 54. With OPA, 1941-1943; special assistant Office Assistant Secretary Economics Affairs, Department State, 1945-1946, consultant, 1946-1953.

      Faculty Williams College, 1946-1962, professor economics, 1955-1962, David A. Wells professor political economy, 1961-1962. Member Council of Economics Advisers, 1961-1962. Director bureau of Budget, 1962-1965.

      Vice president, Brookings Institution, Washington, 1965-1967, president, 1967-1976. Director General Reins. Corporation Associate to administrator Merrill Foundation for Advancement Financial Knowledge, 1947-1956.

      Consultant White House, 1950, OPS, 1951. Executive associate Ford Foundation, 1956-1957, director program economics development and administration, 1960-1961, trustee, 1967-1975. Member Council Foreign Relations, from 1967.

      Chairman Health Insurance Benefits Advisory Council, 1965-1967. Member Social Security Advisory Council, 1969-1971. Member General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, 1969-1973, Federal Pay Board, 1971-1972.

      Trustee Committee Economics Development. Board of managers Swarthmore College, 1965-1972.

    Works

    • Editor: Agenda for the Nation, 1968. Board editors American Economics Review, 1958-1960.

    Membership

    Served to Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Philosophical Society, American Economics Association, American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Club: Cosmos (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Mary King Grinnell, December 26, 1941. Children: Katherine (Mistress.
    • father: H. B. Gordon
    • mother: Ida E. (Robinson) Gordon
    • spouse: Mary King Grinnell
    • child: Katherine (Mrs Gordon
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    Born July 3, 1916
    Died June 21, 1976
    (aged 59)
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