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HENRY CARTER ADAMS (1852— )

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 175 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRY CARTER ADAMS (1852— ), American economist, was born at Davenport, Iowa, on the 31st of December 1852. He was educated at Iowa College and Johns Hopkins University, of which latter he was fellow and lecturer (1880—1882). He was afterwards a lecturer in Cornell University, and in 1887 became professor of political economy and finance in the university of Michigan. He also became statistician to the Interstate Commerce Committee and was in charge of the transportation department in the 1900 census. His principal works are The State in Relation to Industrial Action (1887); Taxation in the United States, 1787 to 1816 (1884) ; Public Debts (1887) ; The Science of Finance (1888) ; Economics and Jurisprudence (1897).
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