Tugwell, Rexford G(uy)

Tugwell, Rexford G(uy)

biographical name

(born July 10, 1891, Sinclairville, N.Y., U.S.—died July 21, 1979, Santa Barbara, Calif.) U.S. economist. He joined the economics faculty of Columbia University in 1920, and in 1932 he became a member of the Brain Trust that advised Franklin D. Roosevelt. Appointed undersecretary of agriculture, he helped formulate farm policy and other New Deal economic reforms (1933–36). He chaired the New York City Planning Commission (1938–41), served as governor of Puerto Rico (1941–46), and taught at the University of Chicago (1946–57).

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