New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
University of Washington
Durham, NC 27708, USA
(In this book Richard Lester develops an analytical basis ...)
In this book Richard Lester develops an analytical basis for judging sex, race, and age discrimination in professional and executive employment.
After earning a bachelor's degree from Yale in 1929, Lester entered the graduate economics program at Princeton University, where he was awarded a doctorate in 1936.
For most of his educational career, Lester was associated with Princeton University’s department of economics beginning in 1931 as an instructor. Lester held many other positions, including professor of economics, department chair, and dean of faculty and director of the graduate program at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. After his retirement in 1974, he was named dean emeritus.
During his career, he also taught at the University of Washington and Duke University. During World War II, Lester served in the Office of the Secretary of War, as well as on the National War Labor Board as an arbitrator. He also served as an adviser to the government on labour and employment issues, including such topics as wages, discrimination, and union disputes. From 1961 to 1963 he was appointed to the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Lester was married to Doris N. The couple had three children, Margaret L. Wing, Harriet L. Tarver and Robert A. Lester.