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Ralph Willard Hidy

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.

Background

  • Hidy, Ralph Willard was born on April 21, 1905 in Portland, Indiana, United States. Son of Urban Wilson and Helen Varella (Willard) Hidy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, 1926. Master of Arts, Clark University, 1928. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard, 1935.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • 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.

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Muriel Emmie Wagenhauser, June 12, 1928.
    • father: Urban Wilson Hidy
    • mother: Helen Varella (Willard) Hidy
    • spouse: Muriel Emmie Wagenhauser
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    Born April 21, 1905
    Died December 5, 1977
    (aged 72)
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