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Kermit Gordon

institution executive , economist.

Kermit Gordon, American institution executive, economist. Served to Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1945.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Philosophical Society, American Economics Association, American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Background

Gordon, Kermit was born on July 3, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of H. B. and Ida E. (Robinson) Gordon.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in Economics, Swarthmore College, 1938, Doctor of Laws, 1963. Postgraduate (Rhodes scholar), U. College Oxford (England) University, 1938-1939. Doctor of Laws, Colgate University, 1966, Williams College, 1974.

Career

Research associate economics Swarthmore College, 1939-1940. Administration fellow Harvard, 1940-1941, teacher economics, 1950, 54. With OPA, 1941-1943; special assistant Office Assistant Secretary Economics Affairs, Department State, 1945-1946, consultant, 1946-1953.

Faculty Williams College, 1946-1962, professor economics, 1955-1962, David A. Wells professor political economy, 1961-1962. Member Council of Economics Advisers, 1961-1962. Director bureau of Budget, 1962-1965.

Vice president, Brookings Institution, Washington, 1965-1967, president, 1967-1976. Director General Reins. Corporation Associate to administrator Merrill Foundation for Advancement Financial Knowledge, 1947-1956.

Consultant White House, 1950, OPS, 1951. Executive associate Ford Foundation, 1956-1957, director program economics development and administration, 1960-1961, trustee, 1967-1975. Member Council Foreign Relations, from 1967.

Chairman Health Insurance Benefits Advisory Council, 1965-1967. Member Social Security Advisory Council, 1969-1971. Member General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, 1969-1973, Federal Pay Board, 1971-1972.

Trustee Committee Economics Development. Board of managers Swarthmore College, 1965-1972.

Works

  • Editor: Agenda for the Nation, 1968. Board editors American Economics Review, 1958-1960.

Membership

Served to Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Philosophical Society, American Economics Association, American Association Rhodes Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa.

Club: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary King Grinnell, December 26, 1941. Children: Katherine (Mistress.

father:
H. B. Gordon

mother:
Ida E. (Robinson) Gordon

spouse:
Mary King Grinnell

child:
Katherine (Mrs Gordon