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Howard Barton Myers


Howard Barton Myers, American economist. Fellow American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1942); member American Economics Association, American Industrial Relations Association.


Myers, Howard Barton was born on February 13, 1901 in Knoxville, Iowa, United States. Son of Leonard Barton and Della Mae (Roberts) Myers.


Bachelor of Arts, Washburn College, 1923. Fellow University of Chicago, 1923-1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.


Research assistant University of Chicago, 1923-1927. Associate professor economics, U. Florida, 1927-1929. Chief div. research and statistics Illinois State Department Labor, 1929-1933.

Chief statistician Illinois State Emergency Relief Committee, 1932-1933. Assistant director in charge research, statistics, finance Federal Relief Administration, 1933-1936. Director research Works Project Administration, 1936-1942.

Lecturer statistics American U., Washington, 1937-1942. Technical advising committee population, unemployment United States Bureau Census, 1940, 50. Associate chief munitions branch West Palm Beach, Washington, 1942-1943.

Associate director research Committee Economics Development, 1943-1949, executive secretary research and policy committee, 1944-1949, director research since 1949. Technical consultant committee economics policy, business advisory council Department Commerce. Consultant economics advising committee National Association Manufacturers.

Advising committee economics policy Economics Stabilization Agency, 1951-1952. Advisory committee S.S.S., 1942-1945.


  • Co-author: Jobs and Markets, 1946. Editor of The Labor Bulletin, 1929-1933. Contributor technical articles economics, statistical journals.


Fellow American Statistical Association (Vice-President 1942). Member American Economics Association, American Industrial Relations Association.


Married Bernice Curry, December 19, 1927. Children: Ann Curry, Howard Barton, Robert Burris.

Leonard Barton Myers

Della Mae (Roberts) Myers

Bernice Curry

Ann Curry Myers

Howard Barton Myers

Robert Burris Myers