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Joy Luther Leonard


Joy Luther Leonard, American economist.


Leonard, Joy Luther was born on February 28, 1884 in Spring Hills, Champaign County, Ohio, United States. Son of Joseph Benjamin and Ella Norah (Carlo) Leonard.


Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1907. A.M., Yale, 1911, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.


1 son, Luther Harry. Associate professor of history and the social sciences, also athletic director, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1907-1909. Instructor in economics and athletic director, Birmingham (Birmingham-Southern) College, 1909-1910. Instructor in economics, Yale, 1911-1913.

Professor economics, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1913-1928, manager Wabash College endowment campaign, 1920-1921. Supply professor economics, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1928-1929. Professor banking and finance, University of Southern California, 1929-1930, professor and head department of economics, 1930-1950, professor emeritus, 1950.

Visiting professor Harding College 1950-1952. Visiting professor Boston University summer school, 1933. Chairman arbitration board Los Angeles Garment Strike, 1933.

Chairman Los Angeles Regional Labor Board, National Labor Board, 1933-1935. Chairman President Roosevelt’s Commision on Labor Conditions in Imperial Valley, 1934. Member mediation board Pacific Coast Longshore Strike, 1934.

Public panel member Tenth Regional War Labor Board, 1943-1945.


Member mediation board Pacific Coast Longshore Strike, 1934. Member American Economic Association, Pacific Coast Economics Association, Southern California Economics Association (past president), Economists National Committee on Monetary Policy, American Arbitration Association, American Association University professors, Southern California Associates (secretary-treasurer), Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Pi Zeta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Acacia, Order of Artus. Mason. Knights of Pythias Reviser and editor: Money, 1930.


Married Vera Annette Price, June 25, 1916.

Joseph Benjamin Leonard

Ella Norah (Carlo) Leonard

Vera Annette Price