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David Mccord Wright

economist , author , educator

David Mccord Wright, American economist, educator, author.


Wright, David Mccord was born on August 1, 1909 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of Anton Pope and Hannah McCord (Smythe) Wright.


Student at The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina., 1926-1927, University of Pennsylvania 1927-1930. Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1935. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1939, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940.


Bar, 1935; attorney R.F.C., 1936-1937. Lecturer, University of Virginia Law School 1940, and 1947-1955. Economics consultant National Resources Planning Board, 1943.

Lecturer United States Army School Military Government, 1943, Columbia, summer 1946, 50, 52, 53, 55, University of California, summer 1947, Harvard, summer 1948, 51, 66, United States State Department, France, Germany summer, 1956, also numerous programs, insts. Assistant professor business administration University of Virginia, 1939-1942, associate professor economics, 1943-1946, professor, 1946-1955. Fulbright lecturer Oxford University, 1953-1954.

Rockefeller fellow, also Earhart fellow, 1954-1955. William Dow professor economics and political science McGill University, 1955-1962. Professor economics University of Georgia, Athens, 1962-1968.

Economics adviser Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1963-1966.


  • Author: The Creation of Purchasing Power (David Wells prize Harvard), 1941. The Economics of Disturbance, 1947. Democracy and Progress, 1948.

    Capitalism, 1951

  • A Key to Modern Economics, 1954. The Kevnesian System, 1962. Economics and Economic Growth-Elementary Economics, 1964.

    The Trouble With Marx, 1967. Co-author economics symposia and reports. Editor: The Impact of the Labor Union, 1951.

    Contributor articles to economics, legal, other journals.


Member editorial committee United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Dictionary of the Social Sciences, 1959-1963. Member Royal Economics Society, American (Executive Committee 1952-1955), Southern (president 1950) economics associations, Society Colonial Wars, Society Cincinnati, Huguenot Society of South Carolina (life), Phi Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Oglethorpe, Savannah Yacht (Savannah, Georgia).


Married Caroline Noble Jones, June 27, 1940. Children: Antony Pope, Peter M., Anna H. Admitted to Georgia.

Anton Pope Wright

Hannah McCord (Smythe) Wright

Caroline Noble Jones

Antony Pope Wright

Peter M. Wright

Anna H. Admitted to Ga Wright