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Roger Babson

Roger BabsonAKA Roger Ward Babson

Born: 6-Jul-1875
Birthplace: Gloucester, MA
Died: 5-Mar-1967
Location of death: Mountain Lake, FL
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Babson College

Founded the Business Statistical Organization in 1904, selling business and investment information to companies. In 1929 Babson correctly predicted the stock market crash. He was 1940 candidate for US presidency for the Prohibition Party. In 1948 he founded the Gravity Research Foundation. He felt that gravity waves should somehow be harnessed, and that this important force of nature was not being properly exploited. Founder of Babson College and Webber International University.

Father: Nathaniel Babson
Mother: Ellen Starns
Wife: Grace Margaret Knight (m. 29-Mar-1900, d. 1956, one daughter)
Daughter: Edith Low Babson (b. 6-Dec-1903)
Wife: Nona M. Dougherty (d. 1963)

    University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1898)
    Administrator: Founder, Babson College (1919)
    Administrator: Founder, Webber International University (1927)

    Gravity Research Foundation Founder (1948)
    Business Statistical Organization Founder (1904)
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis

Author of books:
Why Are We Fighting? (1917)
Washington and the Revolutionists (1934)
Actions and Reactions (1935, memoir)
Can These Dry Bones Live? (1945, with D. Zuver)

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