Witte, Edwin E. (Edwin Emil), 1887-1960

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In addition to his academic position (professor of labor economics, University of Wisconsin), Witte served as the secretary and executive director of the U.S. Committee on Economic Security and is considered the "author" of the Federal Social Security Act of 1935.

Witte also served in the following positions: senior statistician of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission (1912); special investigator of the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations (1914); librarian of the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library (1917-1922); secretary of the Wisconsin Committee on a Retirement System for State Employees (1929-1931); member of the Wisconsin Interim Commission on Taxation (1933-1934); President's Commission on Administrative Management (1936-1937); United States Social Security Advisory Council (1937-1938); Federal Advisory Council for Unemployment Security (1941); National War Labor Board (1943); President's Commission on Labor Relations in Atomic Energy (1948-1953); and visiting professor at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University (1953-1954).

From the description of Edwin E. Witte reports and articles, 1914-1960. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63540279

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referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 7. Correspondence, 1935-1940. [microform] Cornell University Library
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 6. Correspondence, 1930-1935 [microform]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 8. Correspondence, 1940-1943. [microform] Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ekern, Herman Lewis, 1872-1954. Herman Lewis Ekern papers, 1872-1954. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Commons, John R. (John Rogers), 1862-1945. John R. Commons papers, 1832-2005 (bulk 1894-1938). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Witte, Ed. Ed Witte : commercials , 1990. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Sigman, Samuel, 1899-1976. Samuel Sigman papers, 1922-1953. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Witte, Edwin E. (Edwin Emil), 1887-1960. Edwin E. Witte reports and articles, 1914-1960. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hochstein, Irma E., 1887-1974. Irma E. Hochstein papers, 1916-1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987,. Social security files, 1932-1957. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Cashman, John E., 1865-1946. Papers, 1888-1946. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn United Packinghouse, Food, and Allied Workers. Records, 1937-1982. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Leiserson, William M. William M. Leiserson papers, 1901-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn National Consumers' League. National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Saposs, David J. (David Joseph), 1886-1968. Papers, 1907-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Witte, Edwin E. (Edwin Emil), 1887-1960. Injunction papers, 1911-1933. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Witte, Edwin Emil, 1887-1960. Injunctions and acts of violence in labor disputes, 1914. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Anderson, Douglas,. Oral history interview with Douglas Anderson [sound recording], 1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Cashman, John E., 1865-1946. Papers, 1888-1946. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library
referencedIn Nelson, John Mandt, 1870-1955. John Mandt Nelson papers, 1897-1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 4. Correspondence, 1920-1925. [microform]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Helstein, Ralph, 1908-1985. Papers, 1933-1985. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Brissenden, Paul F. (Paul Frederick), 1885-1974,. Paul F. Brissenden, collector, research materials on labor injunctions in New York State, 1898-1940, bulk 1928-1936. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Putnam, Mabel Raef. Papers, 1919-1939 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn National Consumers' League Records, 1882-1986, (bulk 1920-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn American Association for Labor Legislation. Series 1, Subseries 5. Correspondence, 1925-1930. [microform] Cornell University Library
referencedIn Paul F. Brissenden, collector. Research materials on labor injunctions in New York State, 1898-1940 [bulk 1928-1936]. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
creatorOf Witte, Edwin E. (Edwin Emil), 1887-1960. Edwin E. Witte papers, 1903-1970. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Haberman, George A., 1897-1971. Wisconsin labor movement discussion, 1950. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Smith, Hilda Worthington, 1888-. Papers, 1837-1975 (inclusive), 1900-1975 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis. Paul A. Raushenbush and Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush papers, 1918-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1837 (1900-1975) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn United States. President's Committee on Administrative Management. Records, 1936-1939. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Blaine, John J. (John James), 1873-1934. John J. Blaine papers, 1894-1938. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Witte, Edwin Emil, 1887-. Injunctions in labor disputes, 1915. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987. Wilbur J. Cohen papers, 1930-1987 (bulk 1935-1979). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Davis, William Hammatt, 1879- . Papers, 1905-1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Altmeyer, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph), 1891-1972. Arthur J. Altmeyer papers, 1904-1973. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1895-1953. person
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associatedWith Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967. person
associatedWith Winant, John G. (John Gilbert), 1889-1947. person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Labor Relations Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Legislature. Legislative Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. State Planning Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Young, Edwin, 1917- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Middle East
Wisconsin
United States
United States
Great Britain
United States
Europe
United States
United States
Subject
Industrial relations
Industrial relations
Unemployment insurance
Unemployment insurance
International labor activities
Labor disputes
Labor disputes
Labor economics
Labor injunctions
Labor laws and legislation
Labor laws and legislation
Labor leaders
Labor movement
Labor policy
Labor unions
New Deal, 1933-1939
Old age pensions
Public welfare
Social security
Strikes and lockouts
Taxation
Television advertising
Wage-price policy
Wages
Welfare economics
Advertising, political
Antitrust law
Arbitration, Industrial
Automobile industry workers
Blacklisting, Labor
Boycotts
College teachers
Debates and debating societies, etc
Economic security
Economists
Employment stabilization
Government competition
Government economists
Health insurance
Occupation
Activity

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Birth 1887-01-04

Death 1960-05-20

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