Fonds 2174 - John A. Sawyer fonds

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CA ON00357 2174


John A. Sawyer fonds


  • 2010 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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John A. Sawyer is an economist and graduate of Victoria University (B. Com 1947). He was born in Toronto, and after attaining his B.Com went on to receive an M.A. (Economics, 1948) from University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from University of Chicago (1966). After teaching at the University of Alberta (1949–50) and the Royal Military College (1951–53), he worked for the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, until joining University of Toronto in 1960, where he was appointed a full professor in 1965, and remained until retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1990. Dr. Sawyer married Virginia Peterson in 1952, and has three sons.

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Acquired from John A. Sawyer, 2011.

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Fonds consists of a manuscript titled “Memoirs of a Statistical Economist’s Random Walk Through Academic Life.”

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No further accruals are expected.

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