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Warne, Colston (1900-1987) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Warne, Colston (1900-1987)


Historical Note:

1900        Born, Romulus, New York

1919-1920  Assistant in Economics, Cornell University

1920        B.A. degree, Cornell University

1920        Married, Frances Lee Corbett

1920-1921  Instructor of Economics, Cornell University

1921        M.A. degree, Cornell University

1921-1922  Instructor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

1922-1925  Instructor of Economics, University of Chicago

1925        Ph.D., University of Chicago

1925-1926  Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Denver

1926-1929  Member, Board of Directors, Cooperative League of the USA

1926-1930  Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh

1927-1929  Summer Professor, Bryn Mawr College, Summer School for Industrial Workers

1928        Helped form Consumers Research

1930-1942  Associate Professor, Amherst College

1931-1932  Summer Professor, Bryn Mawr College, Summer School for Industrial Workers

1934-1936  President of People's Lobby, Washington D.C.

1934        Summer Professor, Bryn Mawr College, Summer School for Industrial Workers

1936-1979  President of Consumers Union

1941        Honorary Vice President of People's Lobby, Washington D.C.

1942        M.A., Honorary, Amherst College

1942-1970  Professor, Amherst College

1943        Consultant, U.S. Coordinator of Fisheries

1943-1944  Member Industry Panels, Wage and Hour Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

1946        Regional Consumer Advisor, OPA

1947-1956  Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Consumers

1947        Refused to sign the Loyalty Check

1947-1951  Advisor to the President of the United States

1953        Organized the first Council on Consumer Information (later became American Council on Consumer Interests)

1954        Instrumental in having Consumers Union removed from the Un-American Activities Committee list of "Subverse Organizations."

1959-1962  Member, Consumer Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth of Mass.

1960        Formed International Organization of Consumers Union

1962-1965  Member, Consumer Advisory Council to the President

1969        Retired from Amherst College

1987        Died, May 20




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