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Luther Halsey Gulick

Gulick, Luther Halsey, 1892–1992, American public administrator and educator, b. Osaka, Japan, grad. Oberlin College, 1914. He studied at the Training School for Public Service, New York and at Columbia (Ph.D., 1920). A widely recognized specialist in municipal finance and administration, he became (1920) a staff member of the New York Bureau of Municipal Research (renamed 1921 as the Institute of Public Administration). From 1931 to 1942, Gulick was Eaton professor of municipal science and administration at Columbia. He later became director of the Institute of Public Administration, a post he held until his retirement in 1961. Gulick's many works include Evolution of the Budget in Massachusetts (1920), Administrative Reflections from World War II (1948), American Forest Policy (1951), and The Metropolitan Problem and American Ideas (1962).

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