Awarded: April 2000
(b. Oct. 15, 1908)
John Kenneth Galbraith was born in Ontario and educated at the universities of Toronto, California and Cambridge. He taught at Princeton and Harvard in the 1930s and 40s. He served with the National Defense Advisory committee, the Office of Price Administration and with several other federal agencies of the U.S. During the Kennedy administration, he was ambassador to India. Galbraith is a prolific writer on the subject of economics.