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Walter Earl Spahr


Walter Earl Spahr, American economist. Recipient Alvin T. Simonds economics prize Simonds Saw and Steel Company, 1929; Master Prophecy award Newsweek magazine, 1939; Freedoms Foundation award, 1949. Member American Economics Association.


Spahr, Walter Earl was born on June 27, 1891 in Centerville, Indiana, United States. Son of Isaac Jenkins and Thursa LoRella (Kramer) Spahr.


Bachelor of Arts, Earlham College, 1914. Student of University California at Berkeley, 1915. Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1917.

Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1925.


October 1962); children—Carol Cecile (Mistress Robert Bogdasarian) Kenneth Lowry, Jean Miriam (Mistress Peter Segatto). Instructor history Pacific College, Newberg, Oregon, 1914-1915. Instructor economics history Manual Training High School, Indianapolis, 1915-1916.

Assistant political science University of Wisconsin, 1916-1917. Professor political science Muskingum (O.) College, 1918-1919. Instructor economics Dartmouth, 1919-1920, Columbia, 1920-1923.

Member of faculty New York University, 1923-1956, professor economics, 1928-1956, department chairman, 1927-1956, professor emeritus, 1956-1970. Associate professor public finance Princeton, 1927. Secretary, executive vice president Economists National Committee on Monetary Policy, 1933-1970.

Trustee Tax Foundation, 1937-1966. Indiana economist Republican National convs., 1936, 40, 44.


  • Author, editor books and articles in field. Author Monetary Notes, monthly, numerous vols., 1940-1970.


Member American Economics Association.


Married Beulah Evelyn Lowry, August 25, 1920 (deceased. Children: Carol Cecile (Mistress.

Isaac Jenkins Spahr

Thursa LoRella (Kramer) Spahr

Beulah Evelyn Lowry

Carol Cecile (Mrs Spahr