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Elmo Paul Hohman


Elmo Paul Hohman, American economist. Member American Economics Association, Society of Midland; Club: University (Evanston), City (Chicago.


Hohman, Elmo Paul was born on January 27, 1894 in Salem, Illinois, United States. Son of John Albert and Emma Pauline (Steffen) Hohman.


Student, Elmhurst (Illinois) College, 1911-1912. Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, 1916, A.M., 1917. A.M., Harvard, 1920, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925.


1 daughter, Elinor. Assistant and tutor, department economics, Harvard, 1920-1923. Instructor economics, Northwestern University, 1923-1925, assistant professor, 1925-1931, associate professor, 1931-1938, professor since 1938. Special referee, div. of unemployment compensation, Illinois Department of Labor, 1939-1942.

Regional price executive, OPA, Chicago, 1942, district price executive Chicago Metropolitan office, 1942-1944. Vice chairman, shipbuilding commission National War Labor Board, 1944, war shipping panel, 1945. Chairman advising committee, Yale Fund for Seamen’s Studies since 1946.

Observer, visiting scholar, International Labor Office, 1928-1929, 1936-1937, 1946, 1958-1959. Nat. panel arbitrators Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Member maritime division International Labor Organization, Geneva.

Student, 3d R.O.T.C., Camp Grant, Illinois, 1918. Commander Second lieutenant infantry, 1918. Associate field director, American Red Cross transport service, 1919.


  • Author: The American Whaleman, 1928. Seaman Ashore, 1952

  • History of American Merchant Seamen, 1956. Numerous articles, reports, decisions.


Member American Economics Association, Society of Midland. Club: University (Evanston), City (Chicago.


Married Helen Vastine Fisher, August 19, 1919.

John Albert Hohman

Emma Pauline (Steffen) Hohman

Helen Vastine Fisher