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Maurice Cleveland Waltersdorf


Maurice Cleveland Waltersdorf, American economist.


Waltersdorf, Maurice Cleveland was born on February 15, 1888 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Franklin and Alverta Jane (Sterner) Waltersdorf.


Graduate Shippensburg State Normal School (now Shippensburg State College), 1911. Graduate Perkiomen School, 1914. Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College, 1916.

A.M., Princeton, 1922, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Washington and Jefferson College, 1956.


1 s., John Maurice. Teacher public schools, Pennsylvania, 1908-1909. Principal Glendola (New Jersey) School, 1911-1913. Instructor Perkiomen School, 1913-1914.

Instructor and assistant registrar Mercersburg Academy, 1916-1921. Instructor Hun School, Princeton, New Jersey, 1921-1924. Assistant professor economics, Washington and Jefferson College, 1924-1927, professor, head department, 1927-1956, professor emeritus, from 1956, secretary faculty, 1928-1956, chairman athletic council, 1951-1956, dean of business administration 1939-1947.

Assisted State Budget Bureau in making survey of state and local taxation in Pennsylvania, 1934.


  • Author: Regulation of Public Utilities in New Jersey, 1936. Contributor to American Economic Review, National Municipal Review, Yale Law Journal, Social Science, Economic Journal (England), Bulletin National Tax Association, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and other mags. Associate editor New Century Book of Facts.


Member Washington-Greene Counties Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1928-1932. Member National Committee on Economic Guidance, Lions Internat, 1933. Member Advisory Board, American Economic Foundation, 1935.

Member Committee for Economic Stability. Member Citizens Conference on International Economics Union. Member Academy of World Economics.

Member National Panel Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. Member N. American Committee China’s Relief Fund. Member American Association University professors (president local chapter 1944-1946), Pi Gamma Mu, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Clubs: Fortnightly, Lions, (formerly director, vice-president and president).


Married Catherine Elizabeth Crapster, September 13, 1924.

John Franklin Waltersdorf

Alverta Jane (Sterner) Waltersdorf

Catherine Elizabeth Crapster