Edward A. Ackerman papers, 1934-1973


Edward A. Ackerman papers, 1934-1973

Contains materials on natural resources, water resources, and environment and conservation issues that Ackerman addressed in various committee and consulting work.

55.23 cubic ft. (86 boxes)


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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...

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