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William Hord Nicholls

William Hord Nicholls, American educator, economist. Recipient 1st award farm policy essay competition American Farm Economics Association, 1945; Centennial Distinguished Alumni award University Kentucky, 1965.

Background

  • Nicholls, William Hord was born on July 19, 1914 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Durrett and Mary Elizabeth (Hord) Nicholls.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kentucky, 1934. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1941. Postgraduate University of Chicago, 1941-1942.

    Career

    • ; children—David Elliot, Dorothy Louise. Married second, Elizabeth Carr Foote, 1970. Stepchildren—Elizabeth Elaine Foote (Mistress Babb), Robert Stephens.

      Statistical clerk A.A.A., summer 1934. Farm worker, summer 1935. Field agent Bureau Agricultural Economics, summers 1936-1937.

      Research assistant Harvard, 1934-1937. Instructor, research associate Iowa State College, 1937-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1943, associate professor, 1943-1944. Research associate agricultural economics University of Chicago, 1945-1946, assistant professor economics 1946-1948.

      Professor economics Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1948-1978, department chairman economics and business administration, 1958-1961, director Center for Latin American Studies, 1965-1977, Harvie Branscomb Distinguished professor, 1973. Visiting lecturer, Rio de Janeiro, summer 1947. Member of faculty Salzburg seminar in American Studies, summer 1949.

      Visiting professor economics Harvard University, 1961-1962. Economist, Turkish mission International Bank for Reconstrn. and Development, 1950. Staff Council Economics Advisers, Executive Office of President, 1953-1954.

      Technical director 7th American Assembly on Agriculture, Columbia, 1954-1955. United States delegate professional confs., India, 1958, Japan, 1960, Mexico, 1961, Italy, 1965, Brazil, 1973. Consultant Ford Foundation, Brazil, 1960, Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, 1963-1964, Institute Economics and Social Planning Brazilian Ministry Planning, Rio de Janeiro, 1972-1973.

      Member committee employment security Department Labor, 1959-1960, United States Committee Manpower Training and Development, 1962-1963. Member United States National Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, unites states department State, 1965-1968. member National Research Council, 1969-1978.

    Works

    • Author 12 books. Editor: Journal Political Economy, 1946-1948, Journal Farm Economics, 1958-1960, Economics Development and Cultural Change, from 1958. Board editors American Economics Review, 1948-1951. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

    Religion

    Our faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.

    Membership

    Member of faculty Salzburg seminar in American Studies, summer 1949. Member committee employment security Department Labor, 1959-1960, United States Committee Manpower Training and Development, 1962-1963. Member United States National Commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, unites states department State, 1965-1968.

    Member National Research Council, 1969-1978. Fellow American Farm Economics Association (president 1960-1961). Member Social Science Methodist.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Banfield Burwell, September 5, 1936 (deceased.; married second, Elizabeth Carr Foote, 1970. Children: David Elliot, Dorothy Louise.
    • father: William Durrett Nicholls
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Hord) Nicholls
    • spouses: Elizabeth Banfield Burwell
    • Elizabeth Carr Foote
    • children: David Elliot Nicholls
    • Dorothy Louise Nicholls
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    Born July 19, 1914
    Died August 4, 1978
    (aged 64)
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