Neimanis, George J(uris) 1932-

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NEIMANIS, George J(uris) 1932-

PERSONAL: Born May 4, 1932, in Latvia; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Janis (an actor) and Skaidrite (an actress and playwright) Neimanis; married Naomi Seligman, March 25, 1959; children: Andrei, Mara. Ethnicity: "Latvian." Education: New York University, B.A., 1958, M.A., 1965, doctoral study 1965–70; Industrial College of the Armed Forces, certificate in national security management, 1967; also attended University of Chicago. Politics: Republican. Religion: Lutheran. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, rock climbing.

ADDRESSES: Home—425 Tryon Dr., Lewiston, NY 14092. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Worked for private industry, 1949–53, 1955–58; U.S. Department of the Army, Washington, DC, civilian logistics officer, 1958–66; Gannon College, Erie, PA, instructor in economics, 1966–68; Niagara University, Niagara University, NY, professor of economics, 1970–2002, professor emeritus, 2002–, Everett W. Ockerman Lecturer, 1987, chair, department of economics and commerce, 1975–84. Riga Business School, Riga, Latvia, visiting professor, 1991, 1993, 1994, and 1996, acting associate dean, 1993. Consultant to U.S. Agency for International Development, Business, Government, and Industry Consultants, Hudson Institute, and Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia. Military service: U.S. Army, 1953–55. U.S. Army Reserve, 1958–65; became chief warrant officer.

MEMBER: American Economic Association, History of Economics Society, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, Latvian-American Association of University Professors and Scientists, New York State Economic Association, Sigma Alpha Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from General Electric Foundation, 1971.


(With Brian T. Britten, Daniel McGuire, and David Sadkin) Niagara County, New York: Resources Exploitation and Environmental Consequences, 1880–1979, Niagara University (Niagara, NY), 1980.

The Collapse of the Soviet Empire: A View from Riga, Praeger (Westport, CT), 1997.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Baltic Studies, and Military Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Tyranny of Antecedent Circumstances; "Who Killed Soviet Ideology?"; and research on the transition from communism to capitalism.