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Oscar Baxter Ryder

economist

Oscar Baxter Ryder, American economist. member of staff planning and statistics, United States Shipping Board, 1918; member of staff price section, War Industries Board, 1918-1919; Member Joint Committee of League of Nations on Clearing Agreements, 1934-1935.; Member Trade Agreements Committee, 1934-1947; Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa.

Background

Ryder, Oscar Baxter was born on February 9, 1885 in Pamlico County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Oliver and Martha Allison (Russell) Ryder.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1908, A.M., 1909. A.M., Harvard University, 1915, graduate student, 1914-1917.

Career

Principal public high school, Sussex County, Virginia, 1909. Instructor in English, John Marshall High School, Richmond, 1911-1914. Assistant in economics history, Harvard, 1915-1917.

Assistant professor economics, University of Louisville, Kentucky, 1918. Member of staff planning and statistics, United States Shipping Board, 1918. Member of staff price section, War Industries Board, 1918-1919.

Economist United States Tariff Commission, 1919-1933. Assistant chief economics div. and member planning committee of the United States Tariff Commission, 1933. Chief imports div. NRA and representative of NRA on Executive Committee for coordination of commerical policies, 1933-1934.

Commissioner United States Tariff Commission, 1934-1955 (vice-chairman 1939-1942. Chairman of Commission for reciprocity information, 1939-1942. Chairman of Tariff Commission 1942-1953), retired, 1955.

Writer and consultant international trade policies and problems.

Works

  • Author: Broad Silk Manufacture and the Tariff, 1925. Various magazine articles.

Membership

Member of staff planning and statistics, United States Shipping Board, 1918. Member of staff price section, War Industries Board, 1918-1919. Member Joint Committee of League of Nations on Clearing Agreements, 1934-1935.

Member Trade Agreements Committee, 1934-1947. Member American Economics Association Beta Kappa.; Clubs: Cosmos, Harvard (Washington).

Connections

Married Gilby Nanine Kelly, November 30, 1918.

father:
Oliver Ryder

mother:
Martha Allison (Russell) Ryder

spouse:
Gilby Nanine Kelly