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Harry David Gideonse

university chancellor.

Harry David Gideonse, Dutch university chancellor. Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.


Gideonse, Harry David was born on May 17, 1901 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Son of Martin Cornelius and Johanna Jacoba Helena Magdalena (de Lange) Gideonse.


Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1923, Master of Arts, 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1954. Diplome des Hautes Etudes Internationales, U. Geneva, 1928. Doctor of Laws, Brooklyn Law School, St. Lawrence University, 1943, Western Reserve U., 1946, Lake Forest U., 1962.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1953, U. Hawaii, 1955, Brooklyn College, 1966. Doctor of Letters, Long Island U., 1966, Denison U., 1967. Chemical research Eastman Kodak Company, 1919-1921.

Lecturer economics Barnard College, Columbia University, 1924-1926. Director international students’ work, Geneva, 1926-1928. Assistant professor economics Rutgers University, 1928-1930.

Associate professor economics University of Chicago, 1930-1938. Professor economics Columbia University. Department chairman economics and sociology Barnard College, 1938-1939.

President Brooklyn College, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1939-1966. Chancellor New School Social Research, New York City, from 1966. Member Executive Committee Chicago Council Foreign Relations, 1936.

Member of New York Council Foreign Relations. Executive vice president Economist’s National Committee on Monetary Policy, 1937-1946. President University of Chicago chapter American Association of University Professors, 1936-1938.

Chairman youth div. committee National Social Welfare Assembly, 1946-1948. Member National Commission Ednl., Science and Cultural Co-operation, 1946. Chairman communications of Inquiry into Forced Labor, 1948-1950.


Director internat; assistant professor economics Rutgers University, 1928-1930. President Bklyn; president U. Chgo. Editor: Pub.


  • Author: Transfert des Reparations et Plan Dawes, 1928, The International Bank, 1930, The Higher Learning in a Democracy, 1937, The Economic Foreign Policy of the United States, 1953, Against the Running Tide, 1967. Editor: Public Policy Pamphlets, University of Chicago, 1932-1942. Board of directors Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

    Chairman, Board Of Directors Freedom House, since 1942. Decorated King Christian X Order of Liberation Denmark. Knight commander Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands.

    Chevalier Legion of Honor France).


Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi.


Married Edmee Koch, June 15, 1926. Children: Hendrik, Martin.

Martin Cornelius Gideonse

Johanna Jacoba Helena Magdalena (de Lange) Gideonse

Edmee Koch

Hendrik Gideonse

Martin Gideonse