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Harlow Stafford Person


Harlow Stafford Person, American economist. Recipient Taylor Key of Society for Advancement Management; gold medal Comite International de L’Organisation Science, 1947. Decorated Knight Order of White Lion (Czechoslovakia).


Person, Harlow Stafford was born on February 16, 1875 in Republican City, Nebraska, United States. Son of Rollin Harlow and Ida M. (Madden) Person.


Bachelor of Philosophy Michigan, 1899, A.M., 1901, Doctor of Philosophy., 1902.


Instructor in commerce and industry Amos Tuck School of Administration and Finance, Dartmouth, 1902-1904, secretary and assistant professor, 1904-1908, director and professor of business organization and management, 1908-1922. Managing director Taylor Society, New York, 1919-1933. Consultant business organization and management, since 1933.

Member Mississippi Valley Committee, 1934. Acting chairman water planning committee, actind director water resources section National Resources Board and National Resources Committee, 1934-1935. Economics consultant National Resources Committee, 1935, Rural Electrification Administration, since 1935.

Member President’s Great Plains Committee 1936. Consultant economist and chief of staff, United States-Mexico Oil Commission, 1942. Major Ordnance R.C. and major, Inspector, Gen’s Department, 1918.


  • Author: Industrial Education, 1907. Little Waters, 1935

  • Mexican Oil, 1942. Also articles on industrial and commercial education, science management Editor and part author of Scientific Management in American Industry, 1929.

    Many government reports.


Member American Economics Association, Taylor Society, American Statistical Association, American Society for Public Administration, American Association University Professors, National Planning Association, Masaryk Academy (Prague, honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Artus. Clubs: Faculty (Columbia University), City.


Married Mary Trowbridge Carson, October 29, 1902. Children: Eleanor Madden, Harlow Stafford (deceased), Miriam Frances.

Rollin Harlow Person

Ida M. (Madden) Person

Mary Trowbridge Carson

Eleanor Madden Person

Harlow Stafford Person (deceased)

Miriam Frances Person