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John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth GalbraithBorn: 15-Oct-1908
Birthplace: Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
Died: 29-Apr-2006
Location of death: Cambridge, MA [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Calvinist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Economist, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Modern economics renegade


[1] Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

[2] Speechwriter for Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaigns, 1952 and 1956. Agricultural advisor for Kennedy's presidential campaign, 1960.

Father: William Galbraith ("Archie", teacher and farmer)
Mother: Catherine (d. heart attack)
Wife: Catherine Atwater ("Kitty", m. 1937, d. 2008, four sons)
Son: Douglas Galbraith (d. leukemia)
Son: J. Alan Galbraith (attorney)
Son:
Peter Galbraith (US Ambassador to Croatia)
Son: James K. Galbraith (economics professor)

    University: BS, University of Toronto (1931)
    University: MS, University of California at Berkeley (1933)
    University: PhD, University of California at Berkeley (1934)
    Professor: Harvard University (1934-39)
    Professor: Harvard University (1948-75)
    Professor: University of Texas at Austin

    US Ambassador to India (1961-63)
    Fortune Editor (1943-48)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1982
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Economic Association President (1972)
    American Philosophical Society 1980
    Americans for Democratic Action President (1967)
    Council for a Livable World Board of Directors
    Women's Action Alliance Board of Directors
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1946
    Humanist of the Year 1985
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 9-Aug-2000
    Naturalized US Citizen 1937
    Scottish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Memory of Justice (4-Oct-1976) · Himself

Author of books:
A Theory of Price Control (1952, economics)
American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power (1952, economics)
The Affluent Society (1958, economics)
The Liberal Hour (1960, economics)
The Great Crash: 1929 (1961)
The New Industrial State (1967, economics)
Ambassador's Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years (1969)
Economics and the Public Purpose (1973, economics)
The Age of Uncertainty: A History of Economic Ideas and Their Consequences (1977, economics)
A Life in Our Times: Memoirs (1981, memoir)
A History of Economics: The Past as the Present (1987, economics)
The Culture of Contentment (1992, economics)


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