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Francis Walker


Francis Walker, American economist. Member American Statistical Association, American Economics Association.


Walker, Francis was born on December 27, 1870 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of General Francis Amasa and Exene (Stoughton) Walker.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1892. A.M., Columbia, 1893, Doctor of Philosophy., 1895. Studied university of Munich and Berlin.


Special agent Massachusetts Board to Investigate the Unemployed, 1894-1895. Instructor economics, Colorado College, 1895-1897, professor, 1898-1900, professor economics, Western Reserve University, 1900-1902. Economic study private research in Europe, 1902-1903.

Special examiner, United States Bureau Corporation, 1904-1912. Deputy commissioner of corporations, 1912-1915. Chief economist, Federal Trade Commission 1915-January 1, 1941.

Retired. Extensive researches European coal industry, 1905, oil industry, 1905, steel industry, 1908. As chief economist, Federal Trade Commission was in charge of government cost finding work during World War, 1917-1919, of the corporate and flnancial phases of electric and gas utility industries, 1928-1935, and of many other inquiries.


  • Author: Double Taxation in the United States, 1895. Monopolistic Combinations in the German Coal Industry, 1904. Also numerous articles and papers on economics subjects, especially trusts.


Member American Statistical Association, American Economics Association. Clubs: Cosmos, Chevy Chase.


Married Helen O’Sullivan, June 25, 1908 (died 1938). Children: Francis Stoughton, Helen, Evelyn.

General Francis Amasa Walker

Exene (Stoughton) Walker

Helen O’Sullivan

Francis Stoughton Walker

Helen Walker

Evelyn Walker