Hathaway, Dale E. 1925–2007

views updated

Hathaway, Dale E. 1925–2007

(Dale Ernest Hathaway)


See index for CA sketch: Born June 28, 1925, in Decatur, MI; died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, September 28, 2007, in Washington, DC. Agricultural economist, government official, institutional executive, educator, consultant, and author. Hathaway taught agricultural economics at Michigan State University for decades while maintaining concurrent affiliations at the highest levels of government and international affairs. Hathaway served as a lead negotiator for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (colloquially known as GATT) in the late seventies and early eighties. He was affiliated with the Ford Foundation program on rural development in Asia and a founding director of the International Food Policy Institute. Hathaway was a consultant to the president's Council of Economic Advisors in the 1950s and 1960s and a partner of the Consultants International Group, beginning in 1981. Hathaway's last professional appointment was as executive director of the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy from 1995 to 2001. During a fifty-year career, he wrote a handful of books and monographs, including Government and Agriculture: Public Policy in a Democratic Society(1963),The Search for New International Arrangements to Deal with the Agricultural Problems of Industrialized Countries(1965), and Agriculture and the GATT: Rewriting the Rules(1987). Hathaway was also the coeditor of Searching for Common Ground: European Union Enlargement and Agricultural Policy(1997).



Washington Post, October 31, 2007, p. B8.