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Carl George Uhr ’34

Carl George Uhr ’34, October 12, 1999, in Riverside, California. He was a founding faculty member of the department of economics, University of California, Riverside. After graduating from Reed, he worked as an economist and fiscal analyst with state of Oregon government agencies. In 1939, he entered the PhD program in economics at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1950. In 1943–47, he was a regional economist for the Office of Price Administration, San Francisco. He was an assistant professor of economics at the University of San Francisco in 1947–51, and was research director for the Study Commission on Unemployment Insurance for the State of California in 1951–53. When the Riverside campus of the University of California opened in 1954, he was hired as an assistant professor of economics. He taught at Riverside for nearly 26 years, retiring in 1979, and he taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels. During his career, he published over 40 articles in professional journals and wrote four books, the best known of which is The Economic Doctrines of Knut Wicksell, 1960. He served twice as chairman of the department, and was the recipient of a number of research grants and awards, including three Fulbrights. After retiring from UC Riverside, he taught part time at the University of California, Irvine, and was awarded a research fellowship at Macquarie University, Australia in 1980. He was married three times, most recently to Patricia Beatty Robbins ’44, who died in 1991. Survivors include a stepdaughter, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2001

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