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Dankert, Clyde Edward, 1901-1982



Clyde E. Dankert was born on January 28, 1901, in Ontario, Canada. He graduated from McMaster University in Ontario in 1926, and received his MA degree from the University of Chicago in 1927. After receiving a Ph.D. from Chicago in 1930, he joined the Dartmouth College faculty as an instructor in economics. He became full professor in 1940. Dankert published several books on economics and labor, and two on the life of Adam Smith, as well as many articles. Dankert's opinion in labor matters was widely respected. He served as an arbitrator in several union grievance cases and was chief editor of an IRRA volume "Hours of Work," published in 1965. From 1949-1953, Dankert was the chairman of the Economics Department at Dartmouth College and from 1963-1965, chairman of the social science division of the Faculty of Arts and Science. After his retirement in 1966, Dankert became interested in local history, including that of the College. He was president of the Hanover Historical Society for several years and was much in demand as a public speaker. Dankert died in 1982.

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Clyde E. Dankert papers

Identifier: ML-57
Date(s): 1911 to 1982

Clyde E. Dankert (1901-1982), economist and professor of economics. Consist of personal and professional papers including correspondence and diaries, manuscripts of his studies on labor and economics, Adam Smith, and Hanover, N.H. local history.

Oral history interview with Clyde Dankert

Identifier: DOH-222
Date(s): 1974-10-17
Abstract Clyde Dankert, Professor of Economics Emeritus 1930-1966. Oral history interview documenting his career at Dartmouth College. Professor Dankert describes his hiring and teaching responsibilities. He talks about the changes in his field and the tensions of the Keynesians and anti-Keynesians reflected in his department. He describes his colleagues: James Cusick, Bruce Knight, Joseph MacDonald, Malcolm Kier, Gregory Hines, Williams Carter, and Ray Leffler. He talks about administrator-faculty...
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