Baily, Nathan A(riel) 1920-2003

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BAILY, Nathan A(riel) 1920-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born July 19, 1920, in New York, NY; died March 29, 2003, in Chevy Chase, MD. Economist, educator, government administrator, and author. Baily was a former dean of the American University School of Business Administration. A brilliant student, he earned the highest grades as a junior at City College—now part of the City University of New York system—and won the Pell Gold Medal for his efforts. He graduated from City College in 1940 and was made a teaching fellow there while he worked on his master's degree at Columbia University, which he completed in 1941; this was followed by a Ph.D. in 1946. From 1944 to 1945 he was a senior editor and economic analyst at the Research Institute of America, and this was followed by a stint at the Office of Price Administration in Washington, D.C. In 1947 Baily joined the faculty at American University, where he taught until 1973 and was founding dean of the School of Business Administration from 1955 to 1970. He then worked for four years as commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission and was its chief economist from 1974 to 1975. During the late 1970s Baily took on the role of president of consulting companies such as Seminars, Speakers, Travel, from 1975 to 1982, and Utility Shareholders Associations, which he led from 1976 to 1979. He also directed a number of corporations in the Washington, D.C., area and during the 1980s was a visiting professor at Nova University and George Washington University. Baily was the editor of Marketing Profitability under the Robinson-Patman Act (1963) and the author of Marketing Handbook (1972) and Guide to Establishing a Company Marketing Program (1973).



Writers Directory, 12th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1996.


Washington Post, April 22, 2003, p. B6.

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