Dexter Keezer

Dexter Morriam Keezer (24 August 1895 – June 24, 1991) was an American economist who served as president of Reed College from 1934 to 1942.


Dexter Merriam Keezer was born Aug. 24, 1895, in Acton, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Amherst College in 1920, received an M.A. from Cornell University in 1923 and a Ph.D. from the Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government in 1925. He taught at Cornell, the University of Colorado, the University of North Carolina, and Dartmouth College.[1]

He served as president of Reed College from 1934 to 1942.[2] He founded the department of economics at McGraw-Hill after joining the company in 1945.[1]

Keezer died in 1991 in Orleans, Massachusetts.

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