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John Roscoe Turner

economist

John Roscoe Turner, American economist. Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa. Delaware to National Republican Committee, 1932. Methodist; Club: Southern.

Background

Turner, John Roscoe was born on February 13, 1882 in Matville, West Virginia, United States. Son of William and Martha Dolliver (Hinchman) Turner.

Education

Student West Virginia Conference Seminary, 1897. Bachelor of Science, Ohio Northern U., Ada, O., 1901, Master of Science, 1903. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton University, 1913.

Doctor of Laws, W. Virginia University, 1928, U. Southern California, 1933.

Career

1 daughter, Elizabeth. Instructor history, St. Joseph (Louisiana) High School, 1903-1904. Assistant principal Willie Hassell College, Vinita, I.T., 1904-1905.

Principal Sandy Valley (Kentucky) Seminary, 1905-1908. Instructor and lecturer, Cornell Univercity, 1908-1912. Fellow in economics, Princeton, 1912-1913.

Assistant professor economics. Cornell Univercity, 1913-1916. Professor economics, 1916-1928, head of department, 1920-1923, and dean Washington Square College, New York University, 1917-1928.

President West Virginia University, 1928-1935. Dean of men, College City, New York City, 1935-1942, professor economics, 1942-1944. Economics expert for Alexnader Hamilton Institute, since 1944.

Chief economist and chairman advisory board United States Tariff Commission, 1923-1924.

Works

  • Author: Ricardian Rent in American Economics. Introduction to Economics. Economics—The Science of Business.

Membership

Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa. Delaware to National Republican Committee, 1932. Methodist; Club: Southern.

Connections

Married Effie Eleanor Vertner, August 23, 1905.

father:
William Turner

mother:
Martha Dolliver (Hinchman) Turner

spouse:
Effie Eleanor Vertner