Rexford G. Tugwell

Tugwell, Rexford Guy

Rexford Guy Tugwell, 1891–1979, American economist and political scientist, b. Chautauqua co., N.Y., grad. Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1915; Ph.D., 1922). He taught economics at the Univ. of Pennsylvania (1915–17), the Univ. of Washington (1917–18), and Columbia (1920–37). Under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Tugwell was Assistant Secretary (1933) and Under Secretary (1934–37) of Agriculture, and as a member of the Brain Trust he helped draw up the Agricultural Adjustment Act. He was appointed (1938) chairman of the New York City planning commission and later (1941) governor of Puerto Rico. From 1946 to 1957 he taught at the Univ. of Chicago. After 1966, Tugwell was a senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. He wrote many books on economics and government, including The Emerging Constitution (1974).

See his autobiography (1962); study by B. Sternsher (1964).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Rexford Tugwell and the New Deal
Bernard Sternsher.
Rutgers University Press, 1964
Modern Economic Thought: The American Contribution
Allan G. Gruchy.
Prentice Hall, 1947
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "The Experimental Economics Of Rexford G. Tugwell"
The Diary of Rexford G. Tugwell: The New Deal, 1932-1935
Michael Vincent Namorato.
Greenwood Press, 1992
Industry's Coming of Age
Rexford Guy Tugwell; Thomas Munro; Roy E. Stryker.
Harcourt Brace and Company, 1927
Understanding the American Past: American History and Its Interpretation
Edward N. Saveth.
Little Brown, 1965 (2nd edition)
Poverty and Politics: The Rise and Decline of the Farm Security Administration
Sidney Baldwin.
University of North Carolina Press, 1968
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Rexford G. Tugwell in multiple chapters
Ideologies and Utopias: The Impact of the New Deal on American Thought
Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.
Quadrangle Books, 1971
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Toward a New Public Philosophy"
The Faith of a Liberal: Selected Essays by Morris R. Cohen
Morris R. Cohen.
H. Holt and Company, 1946
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 15 "The Industrial Discipline and the Governmental Arts"
Scientific Management, Institutionalism, and Business Stabilization: 1903-1923
Bruce, Kyle; Nyland, Chris.
Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 35, No. 4, December 2001
Institutionalism between the Wars
Rutherford, Malcolm.
Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2000
Transformation: The Story of Modern Puerto Rico
Earl Parker Hanson.
Simon and Schuster, 1955
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Tugwell"
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