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Geiger, Theodore 1915-2004

GEIGER, Theodore 1915-2004

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born 1915 in New York, NY; died of a stroke, February 10, 2004, in Evanston, IL. Economist, educator, and author. Geiger was an authority on economic history and international relations and was especially instrumental in helping with America's economic policies with European nations after World War II. He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1935 and earned his doctorate at Columbia in 1956. During the war years, he was senior economist for the War Production Board and also did intelligence work for the U.S. Army. He continued government work after the war, including offering his expertise to the U.S. Mission for Economic Affairs in London and, from 1948 to 1950, developing policies with the Economic Cooperation Administration. In 1950, he joined the National Planning Association (now the National Policy Association), a think tank that works with business and civic leaders. During this time, Geiger conducted research for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He remained in this work through the 1970s, and later served on a State Department committee on international development from 1977 until 1992. Geiger joined the faculty at Georgetown University in 1970 as a part-time instructor; then, from 1980 to 1995, he became a full-time lecturer on international politics. An active writer, Geiger published well over a dozen books concerning economic and political relations abroad. Among these are The General Electric Company in Brazil (1961), Transatlantic Relations in the Prospect of an Enlarged European Community (1970), and The Future of the International System: The United States and the World Political Economy (1988).


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