Charles Franklin Dunbar

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Charles Franklin Dunbar (1830 – 1900) was an American economist. He held the first Chair of Political Economy at the Harvard University in 1871. [1]


He graduated from Harvard University in 1851. [2] From 1885 to 1898 he served as a trustee and later as president of the Board of Trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy. Dunbar Hall, a dormitory on that school's campus, was named after him in 1901, as was its replacement after it was destroyed by fire in 1907. [3]


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  1. Lamont, Thomas S.; Mason, Edward S. (August 1982). "The Harvard Department of Economics from the Beginning to World War II". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 97 (3): 384. doi:10.2307/1885870. JSTOR   1885870.
  2. "Dunbar, Charles Franklin, 1830-1900, collector. Charles Franklin Dunbar autograph collection: Guide". Archived from the original on 2018-07-03. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  3. Williams, Myron R. (1957). The Story of Phillips Exeter. p. 92.