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Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein VeblenAKA Thorstein Bunde Veblen

Born: 30-Jul-1857
Birthplace: Valders, WI
Died: 3-Aug-1929
Location of death: Menlo Park, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist, Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Theory of the Leisure Class

Father: Thomas Anderson Veblen (carpenter)
Mother: Kari Bunde Veblen
Brother: Anders Thomasson Veblen (b. 1845)
Brother: Andrew A. Veblen (b. 1848, d. 1932)
Sister: Beret Jane Veblen Viken ("Betsey", b. 10-Dec-1850, d. 10-Jan-1931)
Brother: Ostein A. Veblen ("Orson", b. 1853, d. 1-Jun-1928)
Sister: Emily Veblen Olsen (b. 1855, d. 1953)
Sister: Mary Veblen Hougen (b. 1859)
Brother: Thomas A. Veblen, Jr. (b. 1862, d. 1885)
Brother: John Edward Veblen (b. 1864, d. 1865)
Brother: John Edward Veblen II (b. 1866, d. 1949)
Sister: Hannah Veblen Hanson (b. 1868)
Brother: Oscar William Veblen (b. 1870)
Wife: Ellen May Rolfe (m. 10-Apr-1888, div. 20-Jan-1912, d. May-1926)
Wife: Ann Fessenden Bradley ("Babe", m. 17-Jun-1914, d. 8-Oct-1920)
Daughter: Becky Veblen Meyers (stepdaughter, b. 1901, d. 1994)
Daughter: Ann B. Sims (stepdaughter, b. 13-Feb-1903, d. Apr-1986)

    High School: Carleton College, Northfield, MN (1877)
    University: BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN (1880)
    Teacher: Monona Academy, Madison, WI (1880-81)
    University: Johns Hopkins University (1881-82)
    University: PhD Philosophy, Yale University (1884)
    Fellow: Cornell University (1891-92)
    Professor: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago (25 years)
    Professor: Associate Professor, Stanford University (1906-10)
    Lecturer: University of Missouri (1911-18)
    Lecturer: Amherst College (1918)
    Lecturer: New School for Social Research (1919-26)

    US Food Administration (1918)
    Journal of Political Economy Editor (1892-1905)
    International Geographic Society
    Norwegian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Malaria

Author of books:
The Instinct of Workmanship and the Irksomeness of Labor (1898)
The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899)
Theory of Business Enterprise (1904)
The Instincts of Worksmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts (1914)
The Higher Learning In America: A Memorandum On the Conduct of Universities By Business Men (1918)


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