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Roswell Cheney Mccrea


Roswell Cheney Mccrea, American economist. Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Gamma Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma (grand president 1925-1930).


Mccrea, Roswell Cheney was born on July 30, 1876 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Henry Harrison and Fredericka (Frankfurter) M.


Bachelor of Arts, Harverford, 1897. A.M., Cornell, 1900; Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1901. Doctor of Laws, Columbia, 1929.


Acting head department history and civics Eastern Illinois State Normal School, 1901-1902. Instructor economics Trinity College, 1902-1903. Professor economics and sociology Bowdoin College, 1903-1907.

Associate director New York School of Philanthropy, 1907-1911. Professor economics University of Pennsylvania, 1911-1916, and dean Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1912-1916. Professor of economics Columbia, 1916-1942, dean school of business, 1932-1941, emeritus, Civilian commissioner on conscientious objectors War Department 1918.

Director commercial examinations Chamber of Commerce State New York, 1919-1943. Price administrator for Vermont under OPA, 1942. In joint charge of economic survey New York Regional Plan, 1922-1928.


  • Author: The Humane Movement, 1910. Writer on economic and social subjects, mainly in technical publications.


Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Gamma Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma (grand president 1925-1930).


Married Marian I. Grater, June 19, 1901. Children: Edith G., Winston, H. Thompson.

William Henry Harrison M.

Fredericka (Frankfurter) M.

Marian I. Grater

Edith G. Mccrea

Winston Mccrea

H. Thompson Mccrea