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James Ernest Boyle


James Ernest Boyle, American economist.


Boyle, James Ernest was born on November 22, 1873 in Boyle, Kansas, United States. Son of John and Mary Ann (Searle) Boyle.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska, 1900. Master of Arts, University of Kansas, 1901. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Wisconsin, 1904.


Head department of economics, University of North Dakota, 1904-1916. Field agent in marketing, unites states department of Agriculture, 1916-1917. Professor rural economy, Cornell Univercity, since 1917.

A founder and first president, University of North Dakota Co-operative Store. An organizer and first president, North Dakota State Tax Association. Was state director for North Dakota of National Conference on Marketing and Farm Credits.


  • Author: Financial History of Kansas, 1904. Government of North Dakota, 1910. Beginner’s Civics for North Dakota, 1912.

    Speculation and the Chicago Board of Trade, 1920. Rural Problems in the United States, 1921. Agricultural Economics, 1921.

    Marketing of Agricultural Products, 1925. Coöperation in the United States, 1925. Brief on Farm Relief, 1927.

    Cotton and the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, 1934.


Married Effie Lytle, September 13, 1902. Children: Elizabeth, Louise.

John Boyle

Mary Ann (Searle) Boyle

Effie Lytle

Elizabeth Boyle

Louise Boyle