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E. Fred Koller

economist , educator.

E. Fred Koller, American economist, educator. Recipient Alumni Achievement award Augustana College, 1969; Outstanding Contribution to American Agriculture award, 1967; Outstanding Teacher award, University of Minnesota, 1972; National Cooperative Education award, 1976.


Koller, E. Fred was born on April 3, 1907 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Fred W. and Elizabeth (Prosser) Koller.


Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Augustana College, 1929, Doctor of Laws, 1957. A.M., University of Minnesota, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938.


Assistant University of Minnesota, 1930-1934, instructor, 1934-1938, assistant professor, 1938-1942, associate professor, 1942-1946, professor, 1946-1975. Head project for National bureau of Economics Research entitled Financing of Farmer’s Cooperatives in the United States, 1946-1947. Tax analyst United States Treasury, Washington, 1934.

Vice president Experience, Inc., Minneapolis, Cooperative Foundation, St. Paul. Trustee American Institute Cooperative.


  • Author numerous bulletins Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station, numerous articles technical and professional journals.


Member American Economics Association, American Agricultural Economics Association, International Association Agricultural Economists, Pi Kappa Delta, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta. Member American Lutheran Church.


Married Ethel M. Eliker, August 25, 1935.

Fred W. Koller

Elizabeth (Prosser) Koller

Ethel M. Eliker