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Claude Emigh Puffer

Claude Emigh Puffer, American university executive.

Background

  • Puffer, Claude Emigh was born on February 13, 1905 in Lake City, Iowa, United States. Son of Frank S. and Cora (Wood) Puffer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, U. Washington, 1932, Master of Arts, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy., Stanford, 1941.

    Career

    • C.B. & Q. R.R., 1925-1927. Clerk Fruit Growers Express Company, 1927-1930. State superintendent United States Bureau Labor Statistics, 1933-1934.

      Assistant to director National Power Survey, 1934-1935. Instructor economics U. Pittsburgh, 1935-1937, research fellow Stanford, 1937-1938. Instructor economics U. Buffalo, 1938-1941, assistant professor, 1941-1942, associate professor, 1942, professor, 1942-1973, emeritus, 1973-1976, acting dean School Business Administration, 1942-1945, dean administration, 1945-1951, treasurer, comptroller, 1951-1956, vice chancellor, 1956-1963, vice president, 1963-1973.

      Trustee Buffalo Savings Bank. Former member board directors Buffalo Research Associates, Western New York Nuclear Research Center. Former secretary, treasurer U. Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

      Cons. Middle States Association Colleges Universities, from 1966. Former member finance committee of board of trustees College Entrance Examination Board Economics advisory Buffalo regional office OPA, 1941-1945. Member Niagara Frontier Post War Planning Board, 1941-1944.

      Member research committee Committee Economics Development. Erie County, New York, 1943-1946. Director Community Radio Exchange, Buffalo, 1943-1946.

      Director Bureau Municipal Research, Buffalo, 1947-1951. Member board community relations City Buffalo 1947-1954. Advisory council, former board directors Western New York Ednl. television Association.

    Works

    • Author: Air Transportation, 1941. Regulation of Air Carriers, 1949. Air Transportation Services, Facilities and Rates, 1949.

      Also numerous articles.

    Membership

    Member Niagara Frontier Post War Planning Board, 1941-1944. Member research committee Committee Economics Development. Erie County, New York, 1943-1946.

    Member board community relations City Buffalo 1947-1954. Member American Economics Association, American Association University Professors, Atlantic Union Committee (nat. council), Buffalo Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1956-1957), Eastern Association College and University Business Officers (Executive Committee 1967-1968), Newcomen Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Tau Omega, Presbyterian Independent. Clubs: University (Buffalo).

    Connections

    • Married Jessie A. Williams, August 15, 1934. Children: Frank W., John H., William C. Traffic clerk.
    • father: Frank S. Puffer
    • mother: Cora (Wood) Puffer
    • spouse: Jessie A. Williams
    • children: Frank W. Puffer
    • John H. Puffer
    • William C. Traffic clk Puffer
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    Born February 13, 1905
    Died January 6, 1976
    (aged 70)
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