Nebraska Authors

George Frederick Warren

AKA: Also as George Frederick Warren Jr.

Born 1874-02-16 Clay County, NE (USA)

Died 1938-05-24
Ithaca, NY (USA)

Ithaca, NY (USA)
East Lawn Cemetery

Famed agricultural economist George Frederick Warren was on the faculty of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY from 1907 until his death in 1938. Though he never served in a government post, he was an influential advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early days of the New Deal. Critics called him the "financial dictator of the United States" and he was thought to have greatly influenced the monetary policies of the New Deal, including the suspension of the Gold Standard and devaluation of the dollar, intended to expand the money supply. He was widely quoted in the national press in the years before his death, and considered a central member of Roosevelt's "Brain Trust." His photograph appeared on the November 27, 1933 cover of Time Magazine.


Places Lived

The farm near Harvard, Clay County, NE
Lincoln, NE
Minden, NY
Ithaca, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Agricultural Economics; Farm Management; Agronomy; Horticulture; New Deal; Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration


Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, 1897, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, 1903, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Master of Science Degree in Agriculture, 1904, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Ph.D., 1905, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Scholar and Professor, Agricultural Economics

Places Worked

Superintendent of Schools, Minden, NE
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
New Jersey Agricultural Station


Numerous articles in professional journals and in the popular press. Co-author of a number of books.
Author of:
Elements of Agriculture. 1909.
Farm Management. 1913.
The Agricultural Situation. 1924.
Interrelationships of Supply and Price. 1928.
The Physical Volume of Production in the United States. 1932.
Wholesale Prices for 213 Years, 1720-1932. 1932.
Prices. 1932.
Gold and Prices. 1935.

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