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Alexander Sachs


Alexander Sachs, Lithuanian economist. Decorated honorary commander Order of British Empire.


Sachs, Alexander was born on August 1, 1893 in Rossien, Lithuania. Son of Samuel and Fay (Alexander) Sachs.


Came to the United States, 1904. Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1912. Postgraduate Harvard, 1915-1917.


With Lee Higginson & Company. New York City, 1913-1914. Francis Parkman fellow, Harvard, 1916, a fellow in jurisprudence and sociology, 1917.

Ceonomist to Walter Eugene Meyer, 1922-1929. Vice-president and director 1936-1942, economics adviser and director Lehman Corporation 1942, independent counsellor in adminstrn, economics. Member advising committee Walter Kidde Nuclear laboratories.

Research associate and special consultant Operations Research Office Johns Hopkins. Economics adviser to Petroleum Industry War Council, 1942. Became special consultant to director Office of Strategic Services 1944.

Organizer and chief, div. economics research and planning Recovery Administration, 1933. Founder Central Statistical Board. Lecturer Swathmore College, 1933.

Lecturer Institute Public Affairs, University of Virginia, 1934, 35, 36. New School for Social Research, 1939, St. John’s College, Annapolis, and Town and Gown Meetings, Annapolis, 1942-1943. Institute of World Affairs, 1946, University of Chicago, 1966, American Management Association, 1937, American Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1938.

Chairman advising committee on economics to Interstate Oil Compact Commission 1938-1973, also councillor economics committee, 1945-1973. Director Electro Nucleonics. Special consultant to under secretary political affairs State Department, 1968-1973.

Mem International Conference on Problems of the Pacific, 1936, 2d Assembly Conference on Inflation, Columbia, 13th Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion, 1952. Member National Policy Committee 1936-1973, Executive Committee Council for Democracy and Citizens for Victory. Chairman Conference Business Economists, 1957-1958.


  • Contributor or author: America’s Recovery Program, 1934. Financial Dynamics of Recovery, 1938. Fortune Round Table on Taxation, 1939.

    Strategic Materials and Flexible Logistics Petroleum Pipeline for War Prosecution, 1942. Restoring Bases American Foreign Investment, 1950, Rights, Promises and Property, 1952, A Critique of the Cycle Theory, 1953. Production since 1900.

    New Perspective, 1955. On American Triple Inflation as Crisis Source and Challenge, 1958. Contributor to economics financial and general periodicals.

    Member board editors World Perspective Series, Credo Series. Originated atomic project, in confs. with president, 1939, served as presidential representative on organizing committee.


Fellow Royal Economics Society, Royal Statistical Society. Member American Economics Association, Econometric Society, American Statis Association, American Political Science Association, Conference Business Economists, Royal Philosophical Society Glasgow, Economics History Society (England), American Finance Association Veterinary Strategic Service, British Society History and Philosophy Science, St. George’s Society of New York, Industry and Trade Law Institute. Clubs: Harvard Downtown, Broad Street.


Married Charlotte A. Cramer, August 30, 1945.

Samuel Sachs

Fay (Alexander) Sachs

Charlotte A. Cramer