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Charles Woody Thompson

economist

Charles Woody Thompson, American economist. Member Midwest Economics Association (secretary-treasurer), Iowa Council Economics Education (member Executive Committee), Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Artus, Delta Chi (secretary-treasurer educational foundation), Alpha Kappa Psi.; Rotarian.

Background

Thompson, Charles Woody was born on February 8, 1902 in at Greenup, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles M. and Ella May (Brown) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, 1922, A.M., 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925.

Career

Jeanne. Instructor economics, College of Commerce, University of Iowa, 1925, associate, 1926-1927, assistant professor, 1927-1939, associate professor, 1939-1943, professor since July 1, 1943. Dean of students, 1942-1948. Director Bureau of Business and Economic Research since 1948.

On leave of absence with National Resources Planning Board, 1940-1941. Chairman Missouri Basin Research and Development Council.

Works

  • Author: (with W. R. Smith) Public Utility Economics, 1941. Contributor articles on economics to journals.

Religion

Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

Member Midwest Economics Association (secretary-treasurer), Iowa Council Economics Education (member Executive Committee), Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of Artus, Delta Chi (secretary-treasurer educational foundation), Alpha Kappa Psi.

Connections

Married Dorothy Palmer, November 26, 1925.

father:
Charles M. Thompson

mother:
Ella May (Brown) Thompson

spouse:
Dorothy Palmer