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John Donald BLACK

economist

John Donald BLACK, economist. Certificate Extraordinary Achievement, National Planning Association, 1951; President, Americ. Farm Economics Association, 1932, American Economic Association, 1955; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Gamma Rho.

Background

BLACK, John Donald was born in 1883 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States of America.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy University Wisconsin, 1909, 1910, 1918.

Career

Doyen of American agricultural economists and the most prolific and influential writer on American agriculture in the interwar and early postwar period. Teacher, High School, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 1905-1907. Instructor Rhetoric, Michigan College Mines, 1911-1915.

Instructor Economics, University Wisconsin, 1917-1918. Professor, Agriculture Economics, University Minnesota, 1927. Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 1927-1956.

Chief Economics, Federal Forum Board, 1931-1932, United States Department Agriculture, 1949-1953, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1940-1960. Consultant, United States Forestry Service, 1950, Food and Agricultural Organisation, United Nations, United Nations ECLA, 1956-1957. Visiting Professor, Michigan University, 1958.

Consultant, American University Beirut, 1958.

Achievements

  • Certificate Extraordinary Achievement, National Planning Association, 1951. President, Americ. Farm Economics Association, 1932, American Economic Association, 1955. Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Zeta.

    Alpha Gamma Rho.

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