Nebraska Authors

Jay Wright Forrester

Born 1918-07-14 Anselmo, NE (USA)

Died 2016-11-16
Concord, MA (USA)


Family plot in North Carolina

Son of Nebraska State Senator Marmaduke Montoss Forrester, Dr. Jay Forrester worked at the MIT Digital Computer Laboratory where he directed the design and development of the Whirlwind I, one of the first high-speed digital computers.

Places Lived

Anselmo, NE
Lincoln, NE
Cambridge, MA
Concord, MA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Management; Engineering; Solving Analytical Problems; Business; Global Modeling


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1938, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Professor of Industrial Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Director, MIT Servomechanisms Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Places Worked

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
MIT Servomechanisms Laboratory, Cambridge, MA


Won the McKinsey Foundation Book Award with Industrial Dynamics
Honorary Doctorate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Named one of the two most outstanding young engineers in America under the age of 35
Who's Who in America


Industrial Dynamics. 1963.
Urban Dynamics. 1968.
World Dynamics. 1971.

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