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Campbell, Persia Gwendolen Crawford (1898 - 1974)

Born
15 March 1898
Nerrigundah, New South Wales, Australia
Died
2 March 1974
Occupation
Academic and Economist

Summary

In 1930, Persia Campbell was awarded a Rockefeller fellowship to Harvard University to study the effects of American agricultural policy on rural standards of living. She published American Agricultural Policy in 1933. She took American citizenship in 1936. In 1940, Campbell joined the Economics Department at the City of New York University, and became professor of economics. She was leader of the American delegation to the Pan-Pacific Conference in Canberra in 1961, and in this capacity, assisted in the successful establishment of an Australian Consumers' Association.

Sources used to compile this entry: Hogan, Susan, and Radi, Heather, 'Campbell, Persia Gwendoline Crawford (1898-1974)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A130400b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

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