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Adna Ferrin Weber


Adna Ferrin Weber, American economist. awarded Grant Squires prize, Columbia). Fellow American Statistical Association; member American Economics Association, Academy Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa.


Weber, Adna Ferrin was born on July 14, 1870 in Springville, Erie County, New York, United States. Son of Blanchard B. and Philena (Ferrin) Weber.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Cornell, 1894. Post-graduate study Cornell, University of Berlin, Columbia University. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1899.


Studied social science in Europe as traveling fellow Cornell. Later fellow in Columbia. Secretary Cornell Summer School, 1898.

Deputy commissioner labor statistics, New York, 1899-1901. Chief statistician New York State Department Labor, 1901-1907. Chief statistician (in charge of statistics and accounts), Public Services Commission New York, 1st District, 1907-1921.

Chief accounting div., Public Service Commission, 1921-1923. Special agent United States Census, 1902. Corresponding International Association for Labor Legislation, 1st secretary American Association for Labor Legislation, 1906-1907.

Director Cities Census Committee, Inc., 1924-1932.


  • Author: The Growth of Cities in the Nineteenth Century, 1899 (awarded Grant Squires prize, Columbia). State statistical reports, occasional contributor to periodicals.


Fellow American Statistical Association. Member American Economics Association, Academy Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Mabel Norris, May 3, 1899. Children: Harold Norris, Lawrence Adna.

Blanchard B. Weber

Philena (Ferrin) Weber

Mabel Norris

Harold Norris Weber

Lawrence Adna Weber