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us: Wright, Carroll D. (Carroll Davidson), 1840-1909



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    • found: Industrial evolution of the United States, 1895: title page (Carroll D. Wright, LL.D., United States Commissioner of Labor)
    • found: The growth and purposes of bureaus of statistics of labor, 1888: title page (Carroll D. Wright)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 15, 2014 (Carroll D. Wright; Carroll Davidson Wright was an American statistician; born July 25, 1840 in Dunbarton, New Hampshire; he began to study law in 1860, but in 1862 enlisted as a private in the 14th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment to fight the American Civil War; he became colonel in 1864, and served as assistant-adjutant general of a brigade in the Shenandoah Valley campaign under General Philip Sheridan; after the war, he was admitted to the New Hampshire bar, and in 1867 became a member of the Massachusetts and United States' bars; from 1872 to 1873 he served in the Massachusetts Senate; from 1873 to 1878 he was chief of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor; in 1880, he was appointed supervisor of the U. S. Census in Massachusetts; in 1885 he was commissioned by the governor to investigate the public records of the towns, parishes, counties, and courts of the state; he was the first U.S. Commissioner of Labor from 1885 to 1905, and in 1893 was placed in charge of the Eleventh Census; in 1894 he was chairman of the commission which investigated the Pullman Strike of Chicago, and in 1902 was a member of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission; he was honorary professor of social economics in the Catholic University of America from 1895 to 1904; in 1900, he became professor of statistics and social economics at Columbian University (now George Washington University); from 1900 to 1901, he was university lecturer on wage statistics at Harvard, and in 1903 he was a member of the Douglas Commission to investigate and recommend a program of vocational education for Massachusetts; in 1902, he was chosen president of Clark College (the undergraduate school at Clark University), Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was also professor of statistics and social economics from 1904 until his death on February 20, 1909)
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