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John Donald BLACK

John Donald BLACK, economist. Certificate Extraordinary Achievement, National Planning Association, 1951; President, Americ. Farm Economics Association, 1932, American Economic Association, 1955; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho.

Background

  • BLACK, John Donald was born in 1883 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States of America.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy University Wisconsin, 1909, 1910, 1918.

    Career

    • Doyen of American agricultural economists and the most prolific and influential writer on American agriculture in the interwar and early postwar period. Teacher, High School, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Instructor Rhetoric, Michigan College Mines, 1911-1915.

      Instructor Economics, University Wisconsin, 1917-1918. Professor, Agriculture Economics, University Minnesota, 1927. Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1927-1956.

      Chief Economics, Federal Forum Board, 1931-1932, United States Department Agriculture, 1949-1953, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1940-1960. Consultant, United States Forestry Service, 1950, Food and Agricultural Organisation, United Nations, United Nations ECLA, 1956-1957. Visiting Professor, Michigan University, 1958.

      Consultant, American University Beirut, 1958.

    Major achievements

    • Certificate Extraordinary Achievement, National Planning Association, 1951. President, Americ. Farm Economics Association, 1932, American Economic Association, 1955. Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Zeta.

      Alpha Gamma Rho.
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    Born 1883
    Died 1960
    (aged 77)
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