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Sidney David Gamble, American social researcher. Member American Geographical Society, Royal Geo. Society (London), Phi Beta Kappa.


Gamble, Sidney David was born on July 12, 1890 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of David Berry and Mary (Huggins) Gamble.


Bachelor of Letters, Princeton, 1912. A.M. University of California, 1916. Doctor of Laws, Hanover College, 1932.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Susquehanna University, 1964. Doctor of Laws, Lake Erie College, 1965.


Mercantile business, 1913-1915. Preston School of Industry, Ione, California, 1915-1916. Assistant department of economics, University of California, 1916-1917.

Secretary International Committee (now National Council) Young Men’s Christian Association in China, 1918-1919, 24-27, recording secretary, since 1944. Chairman Church World Service, 1960-1964. Honorary chairman Princeton in Asia.

Director Josiah Macy, Junior, Foundation.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Peking—A Social Survey (the first social survey of an Oriental city), 1921. How Chinese Families Live in Peiping, 1933. Ting Hsien: A North China Rural Community, 1953.

      North China Villages, Social, Political, Economic Activities before 1933, 1963.


Member American Geographical Society, Royal Geo. Society (London), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married to Elizabeth Pritchard Lowe, January 18th, 1924. Children: Catherine (Mistress.

David Berry Gamble

Mary (Huggins) Gamble

to Elizabeth Pritchard Lowe

Catherine (Mrs Gamble