Oral history interview with Ray Marshall, 2000


Marshall, F. Ray (Interviewee)
Magat, Richard (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Ray Marshall, 2000
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Ray Marshall : oral history, 2000
Background: born Oak Grove, Louisiana, son of tenant farmer, lived in orphanage, joined Navy at age 15, Navy service, WWII; education: Hinds Community College, Millsaps College, B.A. Economics (1949), Louisiana State Univeristy, M.A. (1950), University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. Economics (1954); professional experience: instructor, Louisiana State University 1950-1951, Fulbright research pro fessor 1955-1956, professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin, U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Jimmy Carter 1977-1981, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs, University of Texas; Carnegie Corporation activities: former Trustee, member of the Carnegie Forum's Advisory Council, chair of Committee on South Africa, chair of Action Council on Minority Affairs; economic research interest in Scandinavia; staff leadership: Alan Pifer, David Hamburg; union and management practices, cooperation between unequal parties, decentralization of economy, standardization of educational system with the New Standards Project, America's Choice School Assessment, Dr. James P. Comer and the Comer Schools; work at Board's Finance and Administration Committee, Quality of Education for Minorities Project
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Economists; Economic policy; Marshall, F. Ray; Carnegie Corporation of New York
oral histories
Physical Description
73 pages
Note (Biographical)
United States Secretary of Labor
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Sound quality is poor at times
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by Richard Magat on November 11, 2000
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
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