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Oswald Whitman Knauth

economist.

Oswald Whitman Knauth, American economist.

Background

Knauth, Oswald Whitman was born on June 3, 1887 in New York City. Son of Percival and Mary (Whitman) Knauth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1909. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1913.

Career

Bank Note Company, 1909-1910. Instructor, later assistant professor economics Princeton, 1913-1916. Editorial writer New York Evening Post, 1916-1917.

Member of staff National Bureau Economics Research, Inc., 1919-1922. Began with R. H. Macy & Company, 1922, becoming treasurer, 1933. President Associate Dry Goods Corporation, 1936-1943.

Assistant director Statistics Division, War Production Board, 1942. Consultant quartermaster general, 1942-1943, Army Supply Forces, 1942-1944. Lecturer Columbia, 1948-1951, visiting professor, 1948-1954.

Works

  • Author: Policy of the United States Toward Industrial Monopoly, 1914. Income in the United States (with others), 1921. Distribution of Income by States, 1923.

    Managerial Enterprise, 1948. Theory of Marketing (with others), 1949. Business Practices, Trade Position and Competition, 1956.

Membership

Member Retailers’ Advisory Committee to Office of Personnel Management. Member executive Defense Savings staff, New York State. Member Appeal Board Selective Service.

Served as First lieutenant 106th Field Artillery, United States Army, World War. Executive director Emergency Relief Bureau New York, 1935. Trustee Twentieth Century Fund.

Member American Economics Association, American Statistical Association, National Economics League, Academy Political Science Republican. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington), Century, Harvard, Knickerbocker, Crusing of America.

Connections

Married Anna Dixwell Clements, September 29, 1911. Children: Oliver Dixwell, Basil Dixwell, Arnold Whitman World War II With American.

father:
Percival Knauth

mother:
Mary (Whitman) Knauth

spouse:
Anna Dixwell Clements

children:
Oliver Dixwell Knauth

Basil Dixwell Knauth

Arnold Whitman World War II With Am Knauth