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Virgil Jordan

economist , author

Virgil Jordan, American economist, author. Member National Commission Economics Education, 1935-1939; Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Jordan, Virgil was born on June 3, 1892 in Olean, New York, United States. Son of James Ernest and Lillian May (Conrad) Jordan.

Education

Bachelor of Science, College City New York, 1912. Post graduate work, University of Wisconsin, Columbia and European universities, 1912-1914. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University, 1939, Union College, 1939.

Career

Instructor economics University of Wisconsin, 1912-1913. Associate editor and special writer Everybody’s Magazine, 1915-1920. Chief economist and editor publications National Industrial Conference Board, 1920-1929, president, 1932-1948, chancellor, 1949-1963.

Economist McGraw-Hill Publs., 1929-1932. Editor Business Week. Trustee Rutgers University.

Works

  • Author books on economics including: The World Crisis and American Business Management, 1940. America in 1992, 1942. Manifesto for the Atomic Age, 1946.

    Peace and War, 1965

  • also articles and addresses.

Membership

Member National Commission Economics Education, 1935-1939. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Gertrude Darwin, 1928.

father:
James Ernest Jordan

mother:
Lillian May (Conrad) Jordan

spouse:
Gertrude Darwin