George Paish

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Sir George Paish
Portrait of Sir George Paish.jpg
Portrait of Sir George Paish
Born (1867-11-07)7 November 1867
Horsham, Sussex, England
Died 1 May 1957(1957-05-01) (aged 89)
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Journalist and Economist

Sir George Paish (7 November 1867 – 1 May 1957)[1][2] was a British liberal economist of international renown,[3] author of "The Defeat of Chaos" (1941), as well as "Railways in Great Britain" (1904), and co-author of "Road To Prosperity" in 1927.[4] He advocated the free market prior to World War I,[5] and was at one point advisor to the head of the British Treasury.[6][7] He also served for a time as co-president of the Anglo-Ethiopian Society.[8]

He was the assistant editor of The Statist magazine from 1894 to 1900[9] and later became the editor.[10]

Family[edit]

Paish was born in Horsham, Sussex on 7 November 1867 the son of Robert and Jane Paish, his father was a coachman. He married Emily Mary Whitehead on 24 March 1894 and they had five sons.[1] One of the sons was Frank Walter Paish, also an economist.[5] His wife died in 1933 and Paish married again on 30 September 1936 to Anita Carolyn Rouse.[1] Paish died on 1 May 1957 in a nursing home at Wexham in Buckinghamshire.[1]

Politics[edit]

Sir George Paish

He was active for the Liberal Party and stood three times for them as a parliamentary candidate, in 1922 and 1935. In June 1936 he was elected to serve on the Liberal Party Council.[11]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • 1 July 1912 - He was conferred the honour of a Knighthood in the King's birthday honours.[12]

Books[edit]

Paish was the author of the following books:[4]

  • British Railway Position (1902)
  • Railways of Great Britain (1904)
  • Railways of the United States (1913)
  • Capital Investments in Other Lands (1909 and 1910)
  • Saving and Social Welfare (1911)
  • The Economics of Reparation (1921)
  • The Road to Prosperity (1927)
  • World Economic Suicide (1929)
  • The Way to Recovery (1931)
  • The Way Out (1937)
  • The World Danger (1939)
  • The Defeat of Chaos (1941)
  • World Restoration (1944)
  • Sound Currency (1946)
  • The Future of the £ (1948)
  • The World of Danger (1949)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roger Middleton, ‘Paish, Sir George (1867–1957)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004 accessed 16 Aug 2010 (subscription needed)
  2. ^ "openlibrary.org". openlibrary.org. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  3. ^ (By E. Vivian Hall .) (1933-10-02). "www.nzetc.org". www.nzetc.org. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  4. ^ a b "Sir George Paish - A Distinguished Economist". Obituaries. The Times (53831). London. 3 May 1957. col C, p. 15. 
  5. ^ a b "www.arthurseldon.org". www.arthurseldon.org. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  6. ^ "www.questia.com". www.questia.com. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  7. ^ "www.chalre.com". www.chalre.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  8. ^ "www.anglo-ethiopian.org". www.anglo-ethiopian.org. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  9. ^ "www.probertencyclopaedia.com". www.probertencyclopaedia.com. 2006-10-28. Archived from the original on 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  10. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (2011-03-02). "New York Time". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  11. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1936
  12. ^ "Birthday Honours". Official Appointments and Notices. The Times (39925). London. 14 June 1912. col G, p. 9. 

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