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Winfield William Riefler

economist

Winfield William Riefler, American economist. Awarded Croix de Guerre (France). Member delegation for study of economics depression, 1937-1946,; Fellow of the American Statistical Association (president 1941); member Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho.

Background

Riefler, Winfield William was born on February 9, 1897 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of Philip D. and Clara (Gartner) Riefler.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1921. Doctor of Philosophy., Brookings Graduate School, 1927. Doctor Humane Letters (Honorary) Amherst College, 1944.

Career

Foreign trade officer Department of Commerce, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1921-1923. Div. research and statistics Federal Reserve Board, 1923-1933, executive secretary commission on bank reserves, 1930-1932, economics adviser to executive council, 1933-1934. Chairman Central Statistical Board, 1933-1935.

Economics adviser to National Emergency Council, 1934-1935. Professor School Economics and Politics of Institute for Advanced Study 1935-1948. On leave of absence to act as minister to London (special assistant to ambassador), 1942-1944.

Chairman League of Nations Delegation on Economics Depressions, 1945. Director Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 1941-1942. Assistant to chairman of Board of Governors Federal Reserve System, 1948-1959, secretary federal open market committee, 1952-1959.

Chairman board School of Advanced International Studies 1948. With Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917-1919.

Works

  • Author: Money Rates and Money Markets in the United States, 1930.

Membership

Member delegation for study of economics depression, 1937-1946. Fellow of the American Statistical Association (president 1941). Member Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho.

Clubs: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Dorothy Miles Brown, December 5, 1924. Children: David Winfield, Donald Brown.

father:
Philip D. Riefler

mother:
Clara (Gartner) Riefler

spouse:
Dorothy Miles Brown

children:
David Winfield Riefler

Donald Brown Riefler