Ackerman, Edward A. (Edward Augustus), 1911-1973

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Edward Augustus Ackerman (1911-1973), was a geographer and water resources authority. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1939 and was a professor at Harvard from 1940-1948. Ackerman served as a technical advisor on natural resources to U.S. occupational forces in Japan from 1946- 1948 and then was a professor at the University of Chicago from 1948-1955. From 1952-1954 he served as assistant general manager of the Tennessee Valley Authority and became director of water resources program of Resources for the Future from 1954-1958. Ackerman then became director of the Carnegie Institution from 1958-1973. He also served as a trustee of the Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies from 1964-1969. Ackerman served on several committees and panels pertaining to natural resources, population growth, and environment and conservation issues.

From the description of Edward A. Ackerman papers, 1934-1973. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 28209267

From the guide to the Edward A. Ackerman papers, 1934-1973, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

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associatedWith Development and Resources Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Maryland. State Planning Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith McCormick, Nettie Fowler, 1835-1923. person
associatedWith Potomac Planning Task Force. corporateBody
associatedWith Tennessee Valley Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith Travelers Research Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Travelers Research Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Missouri River
Everglades (Fla.)
Puerto Rico
United States
Puerto Rico
Everglades (Fla.)
Missouri River
United States
Conservation of natural resources
Natural resources
Water resources development
Water resources development
Water resources development


Birth 1911

Death 1973




Ark ID: w6p5796t

SNAC ID: 31075304