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Philip Sargant FLORENCE

economist

Philip Sargant FLORENCE, economist. President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1937; Commander of the British Empire, 1952; Vice-President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1972-1982.

Background

FLORENCE, Philip Sargant was born in 1890 in Nutley, New Jersey, United States of America.

Career

Applied economist, whose move from Cambridge to Birmingham enabled him to pursue research in the organisation of trade and industry and, as Dean, to foster a broad, interdisciplinary approach in the Faculty of Commerce and Social Sciences. He had an important role in the postwar reconstruction and subsequent planning of the West Midlands region of England. Lector, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1921-1929.

Professor Com., Dean Com. and Social Sciences, University Birmingham, 1929-1955, 1947-1950.

Achievements

  • President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1937. Commander of the British Empire, 1952. Vice-President, Royal Economic Society, United Kingdom, 1972-1982.

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