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Frank Roy Rutter

economist , statistician

Frank Roy Rutter, American economist, statistician.


Rutter, Frank Roy was born on March 15, 1874 in Baltimore. Son of Frederick G. and Ella M. (Purvis) Rutter.


Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1894 (Phi Beta Kappa), Doctor of Philosophy., 1897.


With unites states department of Agriculture (statistical research), 1899-1910. Special European agent for the department in London, 1907-1909. Chief Division of Foreign Tariffs, Department of Commerce, 1910-1914.

Assistant chief bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, same department, 1914-1917. Commercial attache, Tokyo, Japan, 1917-1918. Statistical advisor, Department of Commerce, 1919-1920.

Professor of foreign trade, University of Oregon, 1921-1922. Professor of foreign commerce, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College, since 1922. Special lecturer on commerce, State University of Iowa, 1904.

Course on foreign tariff policy, Johns Hopkins, 1910. Lecturer on commerce, George Washington University, 1913-1917, Georgetown University, 1920-1921. Expert, United States Tariff Commission, in China and Japan, 1924.

Author of numerous bulletins and articles on tariffs, foreign trade. Home: Hanover, N.H.


  • Author of numerous bulletins and articles on tariffs, foreign trade.


Married Janet Stevens Goodwin, September 15, 1904. Children: Ella Purvis, Janet Goodwin.

Frederick G. Rutter

Ella M. (Purvis) Rutter

Janet Stevens Goodwin

Ella Purvis Rutter

Janet Goodwin Rutter