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Davis Rich Dewey

Davis Rich Dewey, American economist.


  • Dewey, Davis Rich was born on April 7, 1858 in Burlington, Vermont, United States. Son of Archibald S. and Lucina A. (Rich) Dewey.

  • Education

    • Brother of John D.; Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont, 1879. Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins, 1886. Doctor of Laws, University of Vermont, 1910.


    • Principal Hyde Park High School, Chicago, 1881-1883. Assistant professor economics and statistics, 1886-1892, professor, 1893-1933, professor emeritus since 1933, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chairman Massachusetts Board to Investigate Subject of Unemployed, 1893, and member Commission to Investigate Public Charitable and Reformatory Interests of Massachusetts, 1897. Member commission on relations between employer and employe, 1904.

      Special expert agent on wages, 12th United States Census, 1902.


    • Author: Syllabus on Political History since 1815, 1887. Financial History of the United States, 1902. Employees and Wages—Special Report, 12th Census, 1903.

      National Problems, 1907. Banking and Credit (with M. J. Shugrue), 1922. Editor: Discussions in Economics and Statistics, by Francis A. Walker, 1899.

      Director economic section of information and education service under the Department of Labor, Washington, 1919.


    Member commission on relations between employer and employe, 1904. Member American Statistical Association (secretary 1886-1906), American Economics Association (president 1909), etc. Trustee Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1909-1939.

    Managing editor American Economic Review, 1911-1940.; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member International Statistical Institute.

    Member emergency boards in disputes of railroad employees where strikes were threatened, 1928-1933. Member 3 boards of arbitration set up by United States Board of Mediation, 1931-1933.


    • Married Mary C. Hopkins, June 29, 1886. Children: Bradley, Dorothy (Mistress.
    • father: Archibald S. Dewey
    • mother: Lucina A. (Rich) Dewey
    • spouse: Mary C. Hopkins
    • children: Bradley Dewey
    • Dorothy (Mrs Dewey
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    Died December 13, 1942
    (aged 84)