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Sumner Huber Slichter

economist

Sumner Huber Slichter, American economist. member of staff Brookings Institution, Washington, 1925-1930, since 1955.; Member Social Science; Member American Economic Association (vice president 1937.

Background

Slichter, Sumner Huber was born on January 8, 1892 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Charles Sumner and Mary Louise (Byrne) Slichter.

Education

Student of University of Munich, 1910. Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1913, Master of Arts, 1914. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Chicago, 1918.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lehigh University, 1948. Northwestern University, 1949. University of Wisconsin, 1949, U. Rochester, Harvard, 1949.

Career

Instructor economics, Princeton, 1919-1920. Assistant professor economics, Cornell Univercity, 1920-1925, professor, 1925-1930. Professor business economics, Harvard, 1930-1940, Lamont university professor since 1940.

Economic advisor Incorporated Investors since 1946. Trustee Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, 1952-1956, College Retirement Equities Fund, 1952-1956. Director Standard and Poor’s Corporation, since 1955.

Member of staff Brookings Institution, Washington, 1925-1930, since 1955.

Works

  • Author: The Turnover of Factory Labor, 1918. Modern Economic Society, 1931. Towards Stability, 1934.

    Trade Union Policy and Industrial Management, 1941. Economic Factors Affecting Industrial Relations in Defense, 1941. Present Savings and Postwar Markets, 1943.

    The Challenge of Industrial Relations, 1947. The American Economy, Its Problems and Prospects, 1948. What’s Ahead for American Business, 1951.

    Contributor to Trend of Economics, 1925. Current Economic Policies, 1934. Financing American Prosperity, 1945.

    Also numerous popular and scientific papers.

Membership

Member of staff Brookings Institution, Washington, 1925-1930, since 1955. Member Social Science. Member American Economic Association (vice president 1937.

Clubs: Cosmos (Washington).

Connections

Married Ada Pence, June 6, 1918. Children: William Pence, Charles Pence.

father:
Charles Sumner Slichter

mother:
Mary Louise (Byrne) Slichter

spouse:
Ada Pence

children:
William Pence Slichter

Charles Pence Slichter