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Edwin E. Witte

AKA Edwin Emil Witte

Born: 4-Jan-1887
Birthplace: Jefferson County, WI
Died: 20-May-1960
Location of death: Madison, WI
Cause of death: Stroke

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Father of Social Security

Father: Emil Witte
Mother: Anna Yaeck
Wife: Florence E. Rimsnider (m. 1916, one son, two daughters)
Daughter: Margaret Witte (b. 26-Feb-1922)

    High School: Watertown High School, Watertown, WI
    University: BA History, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1909)
    University: PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1927)
    Professor: Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1920-58)
    Administrator: Chair, Dept. of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1936-41 and 1946-57)

    US Official National War Labor Board (1944-45)
    US Official Social Security Advisory Council (1937-38)
    US Official President's Committee on Administration Management (1936-37)
    US Official Exec. Dir., Committee on Economic Security (1934-35)
    Wisconsin State Official Dir., Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library (1922-33)
    Wisconsin State Official Secretary, Wisconsin Industrial Commission (1917-22)
    American Economic Association President (1955)
    Delta Sigma Rho
    Industrial Relations Research Association President (1948)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
The Government in Labor Disputes (1932)
Social Security in America (1937)
Development of the Social Security Act (1962)
Social Security Perspectives (1962)


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