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economist , public utility commissioner

Wesley Howard Long, American public utility commissioner, economist. Recipient Equal Opportunity award Commerce Committee Women, 1976; grant, Ford Foundation, 1964, National Science Foundation International Conference, 1970.


Long, Wesley Howard was born on May 6, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Albert and Bertha Cushman (Crockett) Long.


Bachelor in Mathematics, University Michigan, 1959. Master of Arts in Economics, University Michigan, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Michigan, 1966.


Assistant professor Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1963—1966, acting director economic research center, 1965—1966. Associate professor Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1966—1971, assistant director resources research, 1966—1971. Consultant Science Policy Center, 1971—1972.

Economist Economic Development Administration United States Department Commerce, Washington, 1971—1973. Industry economist Office Business Research, 1974—1977. Deputy director Office Industrial Economics, 1977—1980.

Commissioner Public Service Commission, District of Columbia, since 1980. Consultant Portland Model Cities, Maine, 1970—1971. With United States Navy, 1952-1956.


Delaware District of Columbia Constitutional Convention, 1982. Chairman Advisory Neighborhood Commission, Washington, 1976—1979. Chairman subcommittee Mayor's Economic Development Committee, 1979—1980.

Subcommittee Citizen's Commission on Legalized Gambling, 1977—1978. Member of Northeast Regional Science Association, American Economic Association, National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners (committee chairman 1982-1987, president 1972-1973).


James Albert Long

Bertha Cushman (Crockett) Long