Fetter, Frank Whitson, 1899-1991

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Birth 1899-05-22
Death 1991-07-07

Biographical notes:

American economist on the faculty of Northwestern University, and economic advisor to international banks and governments.

From the description of Frank Whitson Fetter Papers, 1902-1992 (bulk 1920-1980). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32527109

1899, May 22 Born, San Francisco, Calif. 1916 Graduate of Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ 1920 A.B., Political Science, Swarthmore College (Phi Beta Kappa) 1922 A.M., Princeton University 1924 A.M., Harvard University 1926 Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University 1928 1934 Assistant Professor and Professor of Economics, Princeton University 1929, Jan. 14 Married Elizabeth Pollard (d. 1977) 1934 Member of Commission on Cuban Affairs, organized by the Foreign Policy Association 1934 1948 Associate Professor and Professor of Economics, Haverford College 1937 1938 Guggenheim fellowship (Research on banking in Great Britain) 1939, summer Economist for the Export-Import Bank of Washington 1940, summer Economic Advisor to the Central Bank of Ecuador 1943 1946 Economic Advisor with the Lend-Lease Administration and the Department of State; ten months spent in India 1948 1967 Professor of Economics, Northwestern University 1950, summer Advisor to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1951, summer Advisor to the Department of State, Division of German Affairs, and member of the American Delegation to London for the Preliminary Conference on German Debts 1967 1968 Visiting Haney Professor, Dartmouth College 1978, Apr. Married Elizabeth Miller Stabler (d. 1985) 1991 Died

Frank Whitson Fetter served as a member of the following organizations: American Economic Association (Executive Committee, 1944-1946), Midwest Economic Association (President, 1952), and National Bureau of Economic Research (Director, 1950, 1973; Chairman, 1965-1967).

From the guide to the Frank Whitson Fetter Papers, 1902-1992, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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