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Gustavus Adolphus Weber


Gustavus Adolphus Weber, American economist. member of staff Institute for Government; Member American Economics Association, Pi Gamma, Museum.


Weber, Gustavus Adolphus was born on August 3, 1863 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of John George and Caroline (Becker) Weber.


Educated St. Saint Louis University, Georgetown University. Bachelor of Laws, Howard U., Washington, 1897.


1 son, Georges Minch. In charge United States Weather Bureau, St. Louis, and assistant director Missouri Weather Service, Washington University, 1884-1889. Special agent United States bureau of Labor, 1889-1902.

Also engaged in research work, associate editor Bulletin of the United States bureau of Labor, and spent 3 years (1889-1892) in Europe investigating for the bureau. Statistical experts in charge of Division of Law and Research Work, 1902-1909. General secretary Octavia Hill Association, Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Housing Commission, 1909-1910.

Assistant chief, Bureau Statistics, chief Division of Internal Commerce, and commercial agent, Department Commerce and Labor, 1910-1912. Secretary Society for Betterment of Housing and Living Conditions, Richmond, Virginia, 1912-1913. Chief of cost of production div.

Department of Commerce, 1913-1916. Member of staff Institute for Government Research of the Brookings Institution, 1916-1918 and 1920-1932. Research expert and statistician Council of National Defense, 1918-1920.

Statistician of President’s Homes Commission, 1908. Vice president Washington Sanitary, Improvement Company.


  • Author of Housing and Living Conditions in the Neglected Sections of Richmond, Virginia. Organized Efforts for the Improvement of Methods of Administration. And numerous service monographs on the history, activities and organization of the United States Government bureaus.


Member of staff Institute for Government. Member American Economics Association, Pi Gamma, Museum.


Married Lillian Josephine Minch, November 17, 1887.

John George Weber

Caroline (Becker) Weber

Lillian Josephine Minch