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Edwin Joseph Holstein

educator , economist.

Edwin Joseph Holstein, American educator, economist. Recipient Founder’s Day award New York University, 1957.


Holstein, Edwin Joseph was born on April 17, 1921 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Clarence E. and Elizabeth (Linfoot) Holstein.


Bachelor of Arts, State University New York at Albany, 1942, Master of Arts, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy., New York University, 1957.


Instructor history and sociology State University New York at Cortland, 1946-1947. Member of faculty Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, from 1947, professor economics, from 1963, department chairman, 1968-1979. Director National Science Foundation Institute Economics Analysis Applied to Urban Problems, 1971.

Professor General Electric Company Education Foundation.


  • Author: (with E. J. McGrath) Liberal Education and Engineering, 1960. Also articles.


Fellowship program, from 1959. Member study committee Eastern Mohawk Valley Development Council, 1961. Member study group Charles Kettering Foundation, from 1964.

Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Economics assosiation, New York State Economics Association (president 1970-1971), American Association of University Professors, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Phi Kappa, Kappa Delta Rho.


Married Katherine Jean Hansen, January 31, 1948. Children: John Joseph, Lynn Marie, Ann Judith.

Clarence E. Holstein

Elizabeth (Linfoot) Holstein

Katherine Jean Hansen

John Joseph Holstein

Lynn Marie Holstein

Ann Judith Holstein