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Alfred Grether Buehler

educator , tax economist

Alfred Grether Buehler, American educator, tax economist. Recipient Pennsylvania medal for distinguished service, 1955.


Buehler, Alfred Grether was born on May 10, 1900 in Swanton, Ohio, United States. Son of John Jay and Louise (Grether) Buehler.


Bachelor of Arts, Heidelberg College, 1922, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1950. A.M., Yale, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930.


Business administration Lawrence College, 1924-1925. Assistant professor economics, then associate professor of University Vermont, 1925-1939. Associate professor public finance University of Pennsylvania, 1939-1942, professor, from 1942, director, founder University of Pennsylvania Public Finance Center, from 1962.

Tax consultant to federal, state, local goverments. Chairman Pennsylvania Tax Study Committee, 1951-1955. Member Connecticut Tax Study Commission, 1957-1959.

Vice chairman Pennsylvania Tax Administration Study Committee, 1963-1966.


  • Author: General Sales Taxation, 1932. Public Finance, 1936, 3d edit., 1948. The Undistributed Profits Tax, 1937.

    Other books on taxation and government finance. Contributor to Encyclopedia Social Sciences, also articles to professional journals.


Member Connecticut Tax Study Commission, 1957-1959. Member Philadelphia Citizens Budget Committee, from 1953. Served with United States Army, World War I.

Member National Municipal League, Tax Institute America (member of advisory council, president 1950), National Tax Association (president 1951-1952), American Economics Association, American Finance Association, International Institute Public Finance, American Political Science Association American Academy Political and Social Science, American Association University Professors, N.E. State Tax Officials Association (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Delta, Lambda Alpha.


Married Marian Sheffer, September 8, 1925. Children: Philip G., Gretchen H. Assistant.

John Jay Buehler

Louise (Grether) Buehler

Marian Sheffer

Philip G. Buehler

Gretchen H. Asst Buehler