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Davis Rich Dewey

Davis Rich Dewey, Ph. D. (1858-1942) was an American economist and statistician from Burlington, Vermont. He was educated at the University of Vermont and Johns Hopkins University. He later became professor of economics and statistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was chairman of the Massachusetts state board on the question of the unemployed (1895); member of the Massachusetts commission on public, charitable, and reformatory interests (1897); special expert agent on wages for the 12th census; and member of a state commission (1904) on industrial relations. He became managing editor of the American Economic Review in 1911.

The primary library for MIT's Sloan School of Management, Department of Economics, and Department of Political Science is named after Davis Rich Dewey.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: December 08, 2021