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Juanita M. Kreps

Juanita M. KrepsAKA Juanita Morris

Born: 11-Jan-1921
Birthplace: Lynch, KY
Died: 5-Jul-2010
Location of death: Durham, NC
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Commerce, 1977-79

"I'd like to get to the point where I can be just as mediocre as a man."

In June 1979, her husband attempted suicide by gunshot wound to the head.

Father: Elmer M. Morris (coal mine operator, div. 1925)
Mother: Larcenia Blair Morris (div. 1925)
Husband: Clifton H. Kreps, Jr. (professor of banking, UNC Chapel Hill, m. Aug-1944, d. 2000, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Laura Anne
Son: Clifton H. Kreps III
Daughter: Sarah (d.)

    University: BA, Berea College (1942)
    University: MA Economics, Duke University (1944)
    University: PhD Economics, Duke University (1948)
    Professor: Economics, Denison University (1945-50)
    Professor: Economics, Hofstra College (1952-54)
    Professor: Economics, Queens College (1954-55)
    Professor: Economics, Duke University (1955-)
    Administrator: Dean, Woman’s College, Duke University
    Administrator: Assoc. Provost, Duke University (1972-74)
    Administrator: VP, Duke University (1974-77)

    US Secretary of Commerce (23-Jan-1977 to 31-Oct-1979)
    Member of the Board of Armco
    Member of the Board of AT&T
    Member of the Board of Chrysler
    Member of the Board of Citicorp
    Member of the Board of GTE
    Member of the Board of J. C. Penney
    Member of the Board of Kodak
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange (1972-77)
    Member of the Board of R. J. Reynolds (1975-77)
    Member of the Board of TIAA-CREF
    Member of the Board of UAL Corporation
    Aspen Institute
    Council on Foreign Relations Board of Directors (1983-89)
    Women's Economic Round Table Honorary Committee
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
Principles of Economics (1962, with Charles E. Ferguson)
Automation and Employment (1964)
Taxation, Spending, and the National Debt (1964)
Lifetime Allocation of Work and Income: Essays in the Economics of Aging (1971)
Sex in the Marketplace: American Women at Work (1971)
Contemporary Labor Economics: Issues, Analysis, and Policies (1974)
Sex, Age, and Work: the Changing Composition of the Labor Force (1975)
Women and the American Economy: A Look to the 1980s (1976)


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