Alfred Cowles

Economist, Organization founder

1891 – 1984

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Who was Alfred Cowles?

Alfred Cowles III was an American economist, businessman and founder of the Cowles Commission. He graduated from Yale in 1913, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.

He was the grandson of Alfred Cowles, Sr., who was a founder of the Chicago Tribune. His father, Alfred Cowles, Jr. managed and directed the Chicago Tribune from 1898 to 1901 and the American Radiator Company. His mother was Elizabeth Cheney. His parents lived at 1130 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois. Alfred Cowles III had three siblings: Knight Cheney Cowles; John Cheney Cowles; and Thomas Hooker Cowles who married Barbara Granger, daughter of architect Alfred Hoyt Granger.

Alfred Cowles was Fellow and Treasurer of the Econometric Society.

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Born
Sep 15, 1891
Chicago
Also known as
  • 阿爾弗雷德·考爾斯
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
Lived in
  • Colorado
Died
Dec 28, 1984

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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