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William Adams Brown

economist

William Adams Brown, American economist. member of staff Commision on Foreign Economics Policy, 1954; Member Foreign Policy Association (chairman Rhode Island branch, 1935-1940). Democratic.

Background

Brown, William Adams was born on November 14, 1894 in New York, New York, United States. Son of William Adams and Helen Gilman (Noyes) Brown.

Education

Student Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1908-1912. Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1913-1917. A.M., Columbia University, 1927, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.

Career

Bank clerk Brown Brothers & Company, 1919-1926. Cutting traveling fellowship, Columbia University, 1927-1928. Assistant professor economics, Brown U., 1928-1936, associate professor, 1936-1940, professor political economy, 1940-1943.

Senior staff, Brookings Institution, since 1946. Collaborator Economics, Financial and Transit Department, League of Nations, 1941, 42. Economics Studies Division, Department of State, 1943-1944, Central Secretariat 1944-1946.

Member of staff Commision on Foreign Economics Policy, 1954. V. chairman, department church and economics life National Council of Churches.

Works

  • Author: The International Gold Standard Reinterpreted, 1914-1934, 1940. The United States and the Restoration of World Trade, 1949.

Membership

Member of staff Commision on Foreign Economics Policy, 1954. Member Foreign Policy Association (chairman Rhode Island branch, 1935-1940). Democratic; Clubs: Century Association (New York).

Connections

Married Edith Dunbar Gilman, September 4, 1921. Children: Edith Dunbar, Evelyn Adams.

father:
William Adams Brown

mother:
Helen Gilman (Noyes) Brown

spouse:
Edith Dunbar Gilman

children:
Edith Dunbar Brown

Evelyn Adams Brown