See also:American statistician, was
See also:born at Dunbarton, New Hampshire, on the 25th of
See also:July 1840 . He began to study
See also:law in 186o, but in 1862 enlisted as a private in a New Hampshire volunteer regiment . He became colonel in 1864, and served as assistant-adjutantgeneral of a
See also:brigade in the
See also:Shenandoah Valley
See also:campaign . He was admitted to the New Hampshire
See also:bar after the war, and in 1867 became a member of the Massachusetts and
See also:United States bars . From 1872 to 1873 he served in the
See also:Senate of.Massachusetts, and from 1873 to 1878 he was chief of the Massachusetts Bureau of
See also:Statistics of Labor . He was U.S.
See also:commissioner of labour from 1885 to 1905, and in 1893 was placed in
See also:charge of the
See also:Census . In 1894 he was chairman of the commission which investigated the
See also:great railway strike of Chicago, and in 1902 was a member of the
See also:Anthracite Strike Commission . He was honorary
See also:professor of social
See also:economics in the Catholic university of
See also:America from 1895 to 1904; in 1900 became professor of statistics and social economics in Columbian (now
See also:Washington) University, from 1900 to 1901 was university lecturer on wage statistics at Harvard, and in 1903 was a member of the
See also:committee appointed to revise the labour
See also:laws of Massachusetts . In 1902 he was chosen
See also:president of
See also:Worcester, Mass., where he was also professor of statistics and social economics from 1904 until his
See also:death . Dr
See also:Wright was president of the American Association for the
See also:Advancement of Science in 1903, and in 1907 received the
See also:Cross of the
See also:Legion of
See also:Honour for his
See also:work in improving
See also:industrial conditions, a similar honour having been conferred upon him in 1906 by the
See also:government . He died on the loth of
See also:February 1909 . His publications include The Factory
See also:System of the United States (188o) ; Relation of
See also:Economy to the Labor Question (1882);
See also:History of Wages and Prices in Massachusetts, 1752—1883 (1885) ; The Industrial
See also:Evolution of the United States (1887); Outline of
See also:Sociology (1899); Battles of Labor (1906); and numerous
See also:pamphlets and monographs on social and economic topics .
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CHAUNCEY WRIGHT (1830-1875)
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