The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Henry Carter

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ADAMS, Henry Carter (1852—). An American economist. He was born in Davenport, Ia., and was educated at Iowa College and Johns Hopkins University. He was statistician to the Interstate Commerce Commission and special agent of the eleventh census, in charge of the department of transportation, and is professor of political economy and finance at the University of Michigan. His publications, besides reports, include: Taxation in the United States, 1789-1816 (1884); Public Debts (1887); Relation of the States to Industrial Action (1887); Relation of American Municipalities to Quasi-Public Works (1888).