Dexter Keezer

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Dexter Morriam Keezer (24 August 1895 – June 24, 1991) was a United States economist and served as president of Reed College from 1934–42.


Dexter Merriam Keezer was born Aug. 24, 1895, in Acton, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Amherst College in 1920, received an M.A. from Cornell University in 1923 and a PhD from the Brookings Graduate School of Economics and Government in 1925. He has taught at Cornell, the University of Colorado, the University of North Carolina, and Dartmouth College.

He served as president of Reed College from 1934-42.[2] Reed founded the department of economics at McGraw-Hill after joining the company in 1945.[1]

Keezer died in 1991 in Orleans, Massachusetts.[1]


  1. ^ a b c NARVAEZ, ALFONSO A. (June 25, 1991). "Dexter M. Keezer Is Dead at 95; Economist Gauged U.S. Outlook". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Presidents of Reed". Reed College. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 

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