Ralph Willard Hidy, American historian, educator. Served as commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1946.; Member Economics History Association (secretary 1950-1962, president 1970-1971), American History Association, Organisation American Historians, Economics History Society (England), Phi Beta Kappa.
1 daughter, Ann Helen. Teacher history, high school, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1926-1927. Instructor Norwich U., 1928-1930, Wheaton College, 1932-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1941, associate professor, 1941-1946, professor, 1946-1947.
Professor of history Graduate School Arts and Science, New York University, 1950-1957. Isidor Straus professor business history Graduate School Business Administration, Harvard, 1957-1971.
Author: The House of Baring in American Trade and Finance, 1949. (with Muriel E. Hidy) Pioneering in Big Business, 1882-1911, 1955. (with Edward C. Bursk, Donald T. Clark) The World of Business, 1962.
(with Forest Engineer Hill and Allan Nevins) Timber and Men, The Weyerhaeuser Story, 1963. Also articles in professional journals Editor: Harvard Studies in Business History, 1962-1971. Editor-in-chief Business History Review, 1962-1965.
Born April 21, 1905