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Amos Elias Taylor


Amos Elias Taylor, American economist.


Taylor, Amos Elias was born on July 4, 1893 in Glenville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Franklin and Emeline (Albright) Taylor.


Bachelor of Arts, Gettysburg College, 1915. Master of Arts University of Chicago, 1920. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania 1921.

Doctor of Laws, Gettysburg College, 1966.


1 son, Amos Elias (deceased). Teacher science, East Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) High School, 1915-1916. Professor Latin and English, Pennsylvania Military College, 1916-1917.

Instructor economics University of Pennsylvania, 1920-1923, assistant professor finance, 1923-1929. Associate professor finance, Northwestern University, 1929-1930. With unites states department Commerce, 1931-1947.

Assistant chief finance div., 1931-1939, chief, 1939-1942, chief div. research and statistics, 1942-1943, director Bureau Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 1943-1947. Executive Committee on Economics Foreign Policy, 1944-1945. Commission on Reciprocity Information, 1944-1945.

Director Office Business Economics, 1946-1947. Director department economics and social affairs Organization of American States, 1947-1958. Executive secretary Inter-American Economics and Social Council 1947-1958.

Adjunct Professor economics Graduate School, American U., 1932-1959, professor economics, 1959-1964.


  • Contributor articles to economics journals.


Served as private Advertising Educational Foundation, 1918-1919. Member Sorbonne Detachment, 1919. Associate; member com statistical experts League of Nations, 1938-1946.

Trustee Gettysburg College, 1932-1959. Member National Academy Economics and Political Science (Chairman of the Board), American Economics Association (Vice-President, 1945) American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Economics Society, Academy Political Science, Phi Beta Kapp, Pi Gamma Mu, Chi Psi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Cosmos (president 1948), Torch (president 1941) (Washington).


Married Leah Tipton, November 12, 1921.

William Franklin Taylor

Emeline (Albright) Taylor

Leah Tipton