Born in 1913, Lincoln Gordon was educated in political science and economics at Harvard and Oxford Universities. From 1936 to 1961 he taught at Harvard in the field of international economics and subsequently became president of the Johns Hopkins University ( 1967-71), fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and senior fellow at Resources for the Future ( 1975-80). He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution since 1984. In government service, he was program vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board, member of the U.S. delegation to the UN Atomic Energy Commission, consultant to the Department of State on the Marshall Plan and NATO, economic advisor to the Honorable W. A. Harriman in the White House, chief of the Marshall Plan mission and minister for economic affairs in London ( 1952-55), chief of staff for the NATO Committee of Three on Non-Military Cooperation, U.S. ambassador to Brazil ( 1961-66), assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs ( 1966-67), and member of the Senior Review Panel at the Central Intelligence Agency ( 1980-83). His publications include Government and the American Economy ( 1940, 1959), A New Deal for Latin America ( 1963), From Marshall Plan to Global Interdependence ( 1979), Growth Policies and the International Order ( 1979), and Energy Strategies for Developing Nations ( 1981), as well as many articles and conference papers.