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Philip Taft

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Philip Taft, American educator. Member American Economics Association, National Academy Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, American Association of University Professors, Industrial Relations Research Association, American Academy Arts and Science.

Background

Taft, Philip was born on March 22, 1902 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Jeremiah and Anna (Jaegar) Taft.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wisconsin, 1932. Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.

Career

Foster daughter, Marilyn Arline (Mistress Donald A. Blake), Special economist Wisconsin Industrial Commission, 1935. Staff Regional Labor Advisory Resettlement Administration, 1935-1936. Associate economics analyst Social Security Board, 1936-1937.

Assistant professor economics Brown U., 1937-1944, associate professor, 1944-1947, became professor economics, 1947, then professor emeritus, department chairman, 1949-1953. Chairman trucking commission War Labor Board, Boston, 1943-1945. Chairman Workmen’s Compensation Law Commission, Rhode Island, 1947-1948.

Works

  • Author: History of Labor in the United States, 1896-1932 (with Selig Perlman), 1935. Economics and Problems of Labor, 1942. Movements for Economic Reform, 1950.

    Organized Labor in American History. Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member American Economics Association, National Academy Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, American Association of University Professors, Industrial Relations Research Association, American Academy Arts and Science.

Connections

Married Theresa Shirley Branstetter, July 30, 1936.

father:
Jeremiah Taft

mother:
Anna (Jaegar) Taft

spouse:
Theresa Shirley Branstetter