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William Henry Glasson

educator , economist.

William Henry Glasson, American educator, economist.


Glasson, William Henry was born on July 26, 1874 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of John and Agnes Allen (Pleming) Glasson.


Ph. B., Cornell Univercity, 1896. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia University, 1900. Doctor of Laws, Duke University, 1939.


Fellow in political economy and finance, Cornell, 1896-1897. Harrison fellow economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1897-1898. Fellow in administration, Columbia, 1898-1899.

Head department of history and of civics. George School (Society of Friends), near Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1899-1902. Professor political economy and social science, Duke U. (formerly Trinity College), North Carolina, 1902-1940, emeritus since September 1, 1940.

Director South Atlantic Publishing Company, 1940-1945. Professor economics, summer session, Cornell Univercity, 1907. Acting professor economics and politics, Cornell Univercity, 1910-1911.

Professor economics, University of Virginia, summer quarter, 1928. Dean Graduate School Arts and Sciences, Duke U., 1926-1938.


  • Author: History of Military Pension Legislation in the United States, 1900. Federal Military Pensions in the United States, 1918. Contributor to South in the Building of the Nation, 1910.

    Cyclopaedia of American Government, 1913. Collaborator in division of economics and history. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1913-1918.


Fellow in political economy and finance, Cornell, 1896-1897. Member Phi Beta Kappa (secretary South Atlantic district 1925-1937), Kappa Delta Pi, American Economics Association (member Executive Committee 1916-1918), Dean’s Conference Southern Graduate Schools, 1927-1937 (president 1929), Quill and Dagger (Cornell). Specialty—writing on the pension system of the United States.

Member City Charter Committee, Durham, 1921, Board Education, Durham, 1919-1923. Member North Carolina State Commission Unemployment Insurance, 1934-1935.


Married Mary Beeler Park, July 12, 1905. Children: Mistress.

John Glasson

Agnes Allen (Pleming) Glasson

Mary Beeler Park

Mrs Glasson