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John Kenneth Galbraith
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    (October 15, 1908-April 29, 2006)
    Born in Iona Station, Ontario, Canada
    Served in the Office of Price Administration and the Strategic Bombing Survey during World War II
    Member of the board of editors of 'Fortune' magazine (1943-48)
    Professor of economics at Harvard (1948-75)
    US Ambassador to India (1961-63)
    Wrote 'American Capitalism' (1952), 'The Great Crash, 1929' (1954), 'The Affluent Society' (1958), 'The New Industrial State' (1967), 'Economics and the Public Purpose' (1973), 'The Age of Uncertainty' (1977), 'The Nature of Mass Poverty' (1979), 'Capitalism, Communism and Co-Existence' (1988), 'A Journey Through Economic Time' (1994) and 'The Economics of Innocent Fraud' (2004)
    He was rejected by the Army in World War II for being too tall (6'8).
    He called for 'a new socialism.'
    He was criticized as paternalistic by free market advocates.
    After the publication of 'The Great Crash,' he told a Senate committee that another crash was inevitable. He was widely blamed for the stock market dropping sharply that day.
    He enjoyed browsing bookstores for his works.
    When he complained to John F. Kennedy about a New York Times profile, 'I didn't see why they had to call me arrogant,' the president replied, 'I don't see why not. Everybody else does.'
    He was married to Catherine Atwater for 69 years until his death.
    He donated part of his book royalties to the Harvard economics department.
    His lectures at Harvard were standing room only.
    Nobel Prize winning econmist Amaryta Sen said that 'The Affluent Society' is so influential it gets taken for granted: 'It's like reading Hamlet and deciding it's full of quotations.'
    He quipped, 'Economists are most economical of ideas. They make the ones they learned in graduate school last a lifetime.'
    He is one of a handful of people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice: from Harry Truman (1946) and Bill Clinton (2000).

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