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John Matthew Gries

economist

John Matthew Gries, American economist. member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1932-1933.; Member of President Harding’s Conference on Unemployment, 1921; member Committee on Seasonal Operation in Construction, same, 1923-1924; Member American Planning and Civic Association (director), American City Planning Institute (honorary), Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Acacia.; Member Christian Church.; Mason; member O.E.S. Joint.

Background

Gries, John Matthew was born on June 22, 1877 in near Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, United States. Son of Alexander and Mary Ellen (Scarborough) Gries.

Education

Student Ohio Northern U., Ada., O. Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Oxford, O., 1905, A.M., 1906, Doctor of Laws, 1923. Graduate student in economics, University of Wisconsin, 1906-1907, Columbia, 1907-1908.

Career

University Settlement, New York, 1907-1908. Special agent United States Bureau Corporation, Washington, 1908-1914. Lecturer, later assistant professor, Harvard, 1914-1921.

Director Harvard Bureau Business Research, 1918. Examiner United States Federal Trade Commission, 1917. Expert United States Shipping Board, 1918.

Chief Division of Building and Housing, bureau of Standards, unites states department Commerce, 1921-1928, chief Division of Public Construction, 1929-1930. Executive secretary President’s Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, 1930-1932. Member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1932-1933.

Works

  • Editor (with J. Ford) of 11 vols. on housing.

Membership

Member Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1932-1933. Member of President Harding’s Conference on Unemployment, 1921. Member Committee on Seasonal Operation in Construction, same, 1923-1924.

Member American Planning and Civic Association (director), American City Planning Institute (honorary), Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Acacia. Member Christian Church. Mason; member O.E.S. Joint.

Connections

Married Ethel Martha Goff, December 22, 1909. Children: John Paul, Robert Goff, George A. Financial secretary.

father:
Alexander Gries

mother:
Mary Ellen (Scarborough) Gries

spouse:
Ethel Martha Goff

children:
John Paul Gries

Robert Goff Gries

George A. Financial sec Gries