Nebraska Authors

Edward Eyre Hunt

Born 1885-08-01 Bellwood, NE (USA)

Died 1953

A distinguished American economist, World War I war correspondent, post-war relief administrator, and industrial management expert who served on many government commissions and boards through the end of World War II. He wrote a memoir of his aid work in Belgium after World War I. From 1942 - 1943, he served as Chief Industrial Economist of the War Production Board. His son, Edward Eyre Hunt Jr., often cited without the Jr., was a distinguished physical anthropologist.

His papers are in the Hoover Institution archives.


Places Lived


Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


War; Famine; Industry; Economics


Harvard University, A.B., 1910




Sir Orfeo. 1910.
War Bread--A Personal Narrative of the War and Relief in Belgium. 1916.
Haj. 1916.
Tales From a Famished Land. 1918.
Waste in Industry. 1921. (with Herbert Hoover and others)
Business Cycles and Unemployment. 1923. (co-author)
Seasonal Operation in the Construction Industries. 1924.
Conferences, Committees, Conventions, and How to Run Them. 1925.

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