Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946

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Edwin Francis Gay, 1867-1946, economist and historian. Having graduated from the University of Michigan, he did graduate work in Germany and received his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1902. In 1893 he married Louise FitzRandolph. The couple had two children: Edward Randolph and Margaret Gay Davies. Gay was affiliated with Harvard in 1901-1919 as assistant and Professor of economics. In 1908 he became the first dean of Harvard Business School. During World War I he served as director of the Division of Statistics of the U.S. Shipping Board, and the Imports Bureau of the War Trade Board. He was also a member of the War Industries Board. In 1919-1923 he was editor of the New York Evening Post. Mr. Gay also co-founded the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Council of Foreign Relations. In 1924 he returned to Harvard as Professor of Economic History. In 1936, he accepted a research position at the Huntington Library where he became director of research in 1941 and remained until his death in 1946.

From the description of Papers of Edwin Francis Gay, 1886-1973 (bulk 1920-1946). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122565001

Epithet: Professor of Economics at Harvard

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000446.0x0002da

Gay taught economics, was Dean of Graduate School of Business Administration and served as Overseer at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Edwin F. Gay, 1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973047

Gay was an economic historian and the first dean of the Harvard Business School (1908-1919). In 1919 he became editor and president of the New York Evening Post, which had just been purchased by Thomas W. Lamont. A syndicate organized by Gay purchased the Post in 1922, but the newspaper's financial troubles forced the group to sell the paper in 1924. Gay returned to Harvard the same year.

From the description of Papers on the New York post, 1917-1924. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122468802

American economist; director, United States Central Bureau of Planning and Statistics, 1918-1919.

From the description of Edwin Francis Gay papers, 1917-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866959

Gay was an economic historian and the first dean of the Harvard Business School (1908-1919). In 1919 he became editor and president of the New York Post, which had just been purchased by Thomas W. Lamont. A syndicate organized by Gay purchased the Post in 1922, but the newspaper's financial troubles forced the group to sell the paper in 1924. Gay returned to Harvard the same year.

From the guide to the Papers on the New York post, 1917-1924., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Biographical Note

  • 1867 Oct. 27: Born, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1902 - 1903 : Instructor, Economics, Harvard University
  • 1903 - 1906 : Assistant Professor, Economics, Harvard University
  • 1906 - 1919 : Professor, Economics, Harvard University
  • 1908 - 1919 : Dean, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University
  • 1917 Apr. - 1918 May : Member, Commercial Economy Board, Council of National Defense
  • 1917 Dec. - 1918 Feb? : Special expert, U.S. Shipping Board
  • 1918 Feb. - 1919 Mar. : Director, Division of Planning and Statistics, U.S. Shipping Board
  • 1918 Feb. - 1919 June : Member, War Trade Board
  • 1918 May - 1918 Dec. : Member, Conservation Division, War Industries Board
  • 1918 June - 1919 Jan. : Chairman, Division of Planning and Statistics, War Industries Board
  • 1918 June - 1919 June : Director, Central Bureau of Planning and Statistics
  • 1920 - 1923 : President, New York Evening Post
  • 1924 - 1936 : Professor, Economic History, Harvard University
  • 1936 - 1941 : Member, Research Staff, Huntington Library
  • 1941 - 1946 : Chairman, Huntington Library
  • 1946 Feb. 8: Died

From the guide to the Edwin Francis Gay papers, 1917-1927, (Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace)

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Birth 1867-10-27

Death 1946-02-08

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