George Hilton (historian)

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George W. Hilton
Born (1925-01-18)January 18, 1925
Chicago, Illinois
Died August 4, 2014(2014-08-04) (aged 89)
Columbia, Maryland
Occupation college professor
Employer UCLA

George Woodman Hilton (January 18, 1925 – August 4, 2014) was a United States historian and economist, who specialized in social history, transportation economics, regulation by commission, the history of economic thought and labor history.[1]

Born in Chicago,[2] Hilton attended Dartmouth College and earned his A.B. in Economics summa cum laude in 1946. He obtained his M.A. in 1950. Hilton attended the London School of Economics in 1953-1955, and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956.

He then taught for many years at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was later a Professor Emeritus of Economics at UCLA.[3] He died of heart disease in 2014, aged 89.[4]



  1. ^ "Transportation historian George W. Hilton dies". Trains. August 7, 2014. 
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  3. ^ faculty page at UCLA Retrieved November 9, 2013.
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