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Ruth Alice Allen

economist , teacher.

Ruth Alice Allen, American economist, teacher. Member women’s advisory committee to War Manpower Board, 1942; Member American Economics Association, American Association University professors, Southwestern Social Science Association (editor Quarterly 1941-1947).

Background

Allen, Ruth Alice was born on July 28, 1889 in Cameron, Texas, United States. Daughter of Thomas Franklin and Jennie (Adams) Allen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, 1921, Master of Arts, 1923. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1933. Unmarried.

Career

Teacher in public schools of Texas, 1908-1917. Instructor department of economics, University of Texas, 1923-1928, professor from 1940. Supervisor southeastern region United States Bureau of Labor Statistics study of money disbursements of employed wage earners and clerical workers, 1934-1935.

Works

  • Author: The Labor of Women in the Production of Cotton, 1930. The Great Southwest Strike, 1942. Chapters in “History of Organized Labor in Texas,” 1941.

Membership

Member women’s advisory committee to War Manpower Board, 1942. Member American Economics Association, American Association University professors, Southwestern Social Science Association (editor Quarterly 1941-1947).

Connections

father:
Thomas Franklin Allen

mother:
Jennie (Adams) Allen