Nourse, Edwin

Nourse, Edwin (Griswold)

(1883–1974) economist, government official; born in Lockport, N.Y. An academic, he directed economic research at the Brookings Institute (1929–46), publishing a study that recommended lowering prices and increasing wages. As Council of Economic Advisors head (1946–53), he irritated President Truman by refusing to champion the administration's economic policies. He then retired to private life.