Fritz Morstein Marx

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Fritz Morstein Marx or F. M. Marx (February 23, 1900 - October 9, 1969) was a German-American political and administrative scientist.


He was born in Hamburg in February 23, 1900. Morstein Marx studied law after a short military service in the first world war. In 1922 he was awarded his doctorate at the University of Hamburg and then entered in the Administration Service of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. In 1930-31 he had done research with the scholarships of the Rockefeller Foundation in the United States and in 1933 emigrated to Us after the transfer of power to the National Socialists. He has worked in academic teaching and also in administration.From 1942 to 1960 he was a member of the Bureau of the budget of the US-president. In addition, he was research professor at Princeton University.[1] From 1960 to 1962 he was dean at Hunter College in New York City.

In 1962 Morstein Marx returned to Germany and became Professor of Comparative Public Administration and Public Law at the University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer.

He retired in 1968 but continued the teaching until his death. He died in October 9, 1969 in Baden-Baden.

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Administrative State: An Introduction To Bureaucracy,1969.[2]
  • Elements of Public Administration ... Edited [and in Part Written] by F. M. Marx. Second Edition,1959[3]
  • Comparative Administrative Law: Economic Improvisation by Public Authorities, 1940.[4]


  1. Wikipedia page of Fritz Morstein Marx in German Language


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