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Henry Chalmers


Henry Chalmers, American economist.


Chalmers, Henry was born on June 28, 1892 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Isidor C. and Sarah (Abrams) Chalmers.


Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1914, A.M., 1914. Doctor of Philosophy., Brookings Graduate School of Economics, Washington, District of Columbia, 1928.


September 2, 1923; children—Judith Lynn, David Mark. Assistant to export manager Bear Mill Manufacturing Company, 1912-1913. Statistician New York State Department of Health, 1914-1918.

Special expert United States Tariff Commission, 1918-1921. Chief div. foreign tariffs, Department of Commerce, 1921-1941. Adviser on commercial policy since 1941.

On special missions, to Japan for investigation of industrial and competitive conditions. 1919-1920, to Europe, for survey of post-war tariff situation, 1923, to Mexico for trade negotiations, 1947, Morocco, 1949.


  • Author: Japanese Cotton Industry and Trade, 1921. European Tariff Policies Since the War, 1924. Preparing Shipments to Latin America, 1928.

    The Depression and Foreign Trade Barriers, 1934. World Trade Policies: The Changing Panorama, 1920-1953. Contributor The Economic World Today, 1933.

    American Economic Problems, 1943. Economic Problems of Latin America, 1944. Contributor articles on tariffs to Encyclopedia Britannica.


Member American delegations, International Customs Conference, Geneva, 1923, World Economic Conference, London, 1933, 9th Pan American Conference, Bogata, 1948, and numerous other international confs., since 1923. Served for short time as private with 39th Infantry, United States of America, World War I. Member American Economics Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Epsilon Phi.

Mason.; Club: Cosmos.


Married Sallie Kittner. Children: Judith Lynn, David Mark.

Isidor C. Chalmers

Sarah (Abrams) Chalmers

Sallie Kittner.

Judith Lynn Chalmers

David Mark Chalmers