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John Henry Williams

economist.

John Henry Williams, Welsh economist. Member E.C.A. advising committee, fiscal monetary problems, 1948-1951. Contributing editor Review of Economics Statistics, 1921-1925. Former director National Bureau Economics; Member American Economic Association (president 1951), American Statistical Association, American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Theta Delta Chi.

Background

Williams, John Henry was born on June 21, 1887 in Wales. Son of John Hamer and Margaret (Hamer) Williams.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Brown University, 1912, honorary Doctor of Science, 1935. A.M., Harvard, 1916, Doctor of Philosophy., 1919.

Career

; children—Margaret (Mistress Margaret Woodman), Jane (Mistress Calvert W. Watkins). Married second, Katherine R. McKinstry, April 6, 1962. Instructor English Brown U., 1912-1915.

Instructor economics and assistant editor Review Economics Statistics, Harvard, 1918-1919. Assistant professor economics, Princeton, 1919-1920. Associate professor banking, Northwestern University, 1920-1921.

Assistant professor economics, Harvard University, 1921-1925, associate professor, 1925-1929, professor, 1929-1933, dean, Graduate School of Public Administration, 1937-1947, Nathaniel Ropes professor of political economy, 1933-1957, emeritus, 1957-1980. William L. Clayton Professor international economics affairs, The Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts U., 1957-1963. Vice president Federal Reserve Bank New York, 1936-1947, economics advisory, 1933-1952, economics consultant, 1952-1964.

Westinghouse professor, Italy, 1925-1926. United States delegate Preparatory Commission World Monetary and Economics Conference, 1932-1933.

Works

  • Author: Argentine International Trade Under Inconvertible Paper Money (Wells prize), 1920. Annual Studies of the Balance of Payments of the United States, 1919-1923. Postwar Monetary Plans, 1944, 4th edition, 1949.

    Economic Stability in a Changing World, 1953. Co-author Financing American Prosperity, 1945.

Membership

Member E.C.A. advising committee, fiscal monetary problems, 1948-1951. Contributing editor Review of Economics Statistics, 1921-1925. Former director National Bureau Economics.

Member American Economic Association (president 1951), American Statistical Association, American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Theta Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Jessie Isabelle Monroe, September 1, 1915 (deceased.; married second, Katherine R. McKinstry, April. Children: Margaret (Mistress.

father:
John Hamer Williams

mother:
Margaret (Hamer) Williams

spouses:
Jessie Isabelle Monroe

second

child:
Margaret (Mrs Williams