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Emile Despres

economist

Emile Despres, American economist.

Background

Despres, Emile was born on September 21, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Emile and Irma Helen (Rosenthal) Despres.

Education

Student Riverdale (New York) Country School, 1922-1925. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1930, resident consultant Graduate School Public Administration, 1937-1938. Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1970.

Career

Special foreign exchange analyst Federal Reserve Bank., New York City, 1930-1937, Held foreign research div., 1938-1939. Economics adviser to Chairman of the Board Governors Federal Reserve System, Washington, 1939-1941. Member board analysts, director economics divisions, alternate member joint intelligence staff United States Joint Chiefs Staff, O.S.S., 1941-1944.

Adviser on German economics affairs Department State, 1944-1945. Member of faculty Williams College, 1946-1961, professor economics, department chairman 1950-1961. Professor economics, Stanford, 1961-1973.

Visiting research professor Brookings Institution, 1967-1968.

Membership

Member board analysts, director economics divisions, alternate. Member of faculty Williams College, 1946-1961, professor economics, department chairman 1950-1961. Member financial advisory mission Chinese National Government, 1941.

Member American delegate to Potsdam Conference, 1945, office program review E.C.A., Paris, summer 1948. Member Council Foreign Relations, American Economics Association. Club: Century Association.

Connections

Married Joanna Hitt Eakin, December 22, 1939. Children: Lani (Mistress.

father:
Emile Despres

mother:
Irma Helen (Rosenthal) Despres

spouse:
Joanna Hitt Eakin

child:
Lani (Mrs Despres