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Arnold John Zurcher

educator , writer

Arnold John Zurcher, American educator, writer. Decorated Golden Cross Order of Phoenix (Greece).


Zurcher, Arnold John was born on October 20, 1902 in S. Amherst, Ohio, United States. Son of John and Elizabeth (Berger) Zurcher.


Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1924. A.M., Cornell Univercity, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton, 1928.


Instructor, Sulphur Springs (O.) High School, 1924-1925. Andrew D. White fellow in social science Cornell Univercity, 1925-1926. Charlotte E. Procter fellow in politics Princeton, 1927-1928.

Instructor history and government Emory University, summer 1928. Instructor New York University, 1928, professor politics emeritus. Vice president, executive director, trustee Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1945-1968.

Lecturer politics Princeton, 1938. Visiting professor government Yale, 1943-1944. Civilian lecturer War Department School Military Government, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1943-1944.

Occasional lecturer Industrial College Armed Forces, Naval War College, Inter-American Defense College Director Institute Postwar Reconstrn., New York University, 1943-1945.


  • Author: Experiment with Democracy in Central Europe, 1933. Propaganda and Dictatorship (with Half-Life Childs and others), 1936. The Governments of Continental Europe (with J.T. Shotwell et al.), 1940, 2d edition., 1952.

    Postwar European Federation (with Count Registered Nurse Coudenhove-Kalergi et al), 1943. Dictionary of Economics (with Hari Singh Gour Sloan), 1949, 5th edit., 1970. The Struggle to Unite Europe 1940-1958, 1959, Italian edit., 1964.

    Co-author: The Dictionary of America Politics, review edits., 1949, 55, 68. Co-editor: Postwar Goals and Economic Reconstruction, 1944. Postwar Economic Society, 1944.

    America’s Place in the World Economy, 1945. Editor and contributor Constitutions and Constitutional Trends, 1951, German edit. 1956

  • (with Elmer Plischke et al.) Systems of Integrating the International Community, 1964.

    The Management of American Foundations, 1972. (with Jane Dustan) The Foundation Administrator, 1972. Editor or co-author of textbooks on political science.

    Contributor to encys., periodicals.


Member advisory council School Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute Technology. Member Polish Institute Arts and Sciences in American (council), New York Council Foreign Relations, American Political Science Association, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa Associates (life), Phi Beta Kappa. Club: The Century Association.


Married Marie Moore Elder, June 27, 1929. Children: Arnold John, Elizabeth Anne (Mistress.

John Zurcher

Elizabeth (Berger) Zurcher

Marie Moore Elder

Arnold John Zurcher

Elizabeth Anne (Mrs Zurcher