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Lewis Everett Severson

educator , economist.

Lewis Everett Severson, American educator, economist. Member American, Midwest economics associations, Delta Sigma Rho.


Severson, Lewis Everett was born on January 6, 1896 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Sever Harold and Susie Martha (Lewison) Severson.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1919. Student Kansas City Law School, 1919-1920. Master of Arts, Leland Stanford Junior U., 1923.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1930.


Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1920. Instructor economics Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1923-1926, Stanford, summer 1924. Lecturer economics U. Chicago, 1926-1927.

Professor economics Horace White Foundation, department chairman economics and business Beloit (Wisconsin) College, since 1927. Fulbright lecturer on banking and economic history Canberra U. College, Canberra, Australia, 1953. Study rejected bank loans 7th Federal Reserve District, Treasury Department, 1934.

Principal economist of the Treasury Department, 1944-1946, chief economist, co-head of business and industrial research div., 1946-1948.


  • Author government manuscripts, articles professional jours, on excess profits tax.


Member American, Midwest economics associations, Delta Sigma Rho.


Married Ruth Pierce, August 28, 1927.

Sever Harold Severson

Susie Martha (Lewison) Severson

Ruth Pierce