PX-82-5-JKG1961 (crop): John Kenneth Galbraith, Ambassador to India, 1961.

John Kenneth Galbraith served as economic adviser to Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy and Johnson. Under President Roosevelt, he organized and administered the system of wartime price controls. Mr. Galbraith was a former professor, close friend and early supporter of President Kennedy, who named him Ambassador to India where he served from 1961-1963. He advocated for increased American military and economic aid for India and served as an informal economic adviser to the Indian government. As adviser to President Johnson, he helped refine the Great Society program. A lifetime proponent of Keynesian economics, Mr. Galbraith helped shape the study of liberal American economics in the twentieth century.




1908 Born, Iona Station, Ontario, Canada

1931 B.S., Ontario Agricultural College, University of Toronto

1932 M.S., University of California

1934 Ph. D., University of California

1934-39 Instructor, tutor, Harvard University

1937-38 Social Science Research Fellow, Cambridge University

1939-1940 Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

1940 Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

1940-1941 Economic Advisor, National Defense Advisory Commission

1941-1943 Deputy Administrator in charge of price control, Office of Price Administration

1943-1948 Member, Board of Editors, Fortune magazine

1945 Director, United States Strategic Bombing Survey

1946 Director, Office of Economic Security Policy, Department of State

1948-1950 Director, Agricultural and Marketing Research, Harvard University

1949-1959 Professor of Economics, Harvard University

1959-2006 Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Harvard University

1961-1963 Ambassador to India

1963-1965 Adviser to Lyndon Johnson

1968 Helped Eugene McCarthy seek the democratic nomination for president

2006 Died


American Capitalism, the Concept of Countervailing Power, 1952.
The Great Crash, 1955.
Journey to Polandand Yugoslavia, 1958.
The Liberal Hour, 1960.
The McLandress Dimension, 1963.
Economic Development, 1964.
The Scotch, 1964.
How to Get Out of Vietnam, 1967.
The New Industrial State, 1967.
The Triumph: A Novel of Modern Diplomacy, 1968.
Ambassador's Journal: A Personal Account of the Kennedy Years, 1969.
The Affluent Society, 1969.
How to Control the Military, 1969.
Who Needs the Democrats, and What it Takes to be Needed, 1970.
A Contemporary Guide to Economics, Peace, and Laughter, 1971.
The New Industrial State, 1971.
Ralph Nader's Conference on Corporate Accountability, Washington DC, 1971.
Corporate Power in America, 1973.
A China Passage, 1973.
Economics and the Public Purpose, 1973.
Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went, 1975.
The Galbraith Reader: From the Works of John Kenneth Galbraith, 1977.
The Age of Uncertainty, 1977.
Almost Everyone's Guide to Economics (with Nicole Salinger), 1978.
The Nature of Mass Poverty, 1979.
Annals of an Abiding Liberal, 1979.
A Life in Our Times: Memoirs, 1981.
The Anatomy of Power, 1983.
A View From the Stands: Of People, Politics, Military Power and the Arts, 1986.
Economics in Perspective: A Critical History, 1987.
Capitalism, Communism and Coexistence: From the Bitter Past to a Better Prospect (with Stanislav Menshikov), 1988.
The Culture of Contentment, 1992.
A Short History of Financial Euphoria, 1993.
A Journey Through Economic Time: A Firsthand View, 1994.
The Good Society: The Humane Agenda, 1996.
Name-Dropping: From F.D.R. On, 1999.
Letters to Kennedy, 1998.

See also

Archives and Manuscripts
Oral History: Part 1
Oral History: Part 2
Oral History: Part 3