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Walter Adams

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Fmerikansky economist and teacher, the 13th president of the University of Michigan (Michigan State University). He served as an expert before the 36 congressional committees.

Walter was born in Vienna, Austria (Vienna, Austria),in the family of world-renowned jewelry dealer Edward Adams (Edward Adams) and his wife Ilona Shildkrot (Ilona Schildkraut). In 1935, Adams` family moved to Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn, New York); where Walter graduated from the school first, and then the Brooklyn College (Brooklyn College). After receiving in 1942 a bachelor`s degree with honors ,Adams joined the US Army. He served in the 83rd Infantry and 11th Panzer divisions. Among other things, Walter had a chance to take part in the Battle of Normandy (Normandy) - a few days before the operation of the legendary ` Neptun` (D-Day). Adams also participated in the liberation of the Ardennes operation and a minimum of three concentration camps. In 1945-m for heroism Walter received a Bronze Star.

After the war, Adams returned to his wife, Pauline Gordon (Pauline Gordon) - they were married on August 23th 1943 - and continued his studies. In 1946 and 1947, respectively, he received a master`s degree and PhD ; in 1947, also at Walter she had a son, William James Adams (William James Adams).After receiving a degree, Adams got into Michigan College (Michigan State College) - later to become the University of Michigan. Already in 1956 he became a professor, and in 1960 - Professor Emeritus.

Throughout his academic career, Adams has published a series of books and articles such as `The Bigness Complex: Industry, Labor,and Government in the American Economy`, ` Tobacco voyny` (` The Tobacco Wars`) and ` Adam Smith Goes to Moscow : A Dialogue about radical reformah` (` Adam Smith Goes to Moscow`). Walter often visited the US capital, Washington - he was invited back as an expert on the budget of the Congress proceedings. At the University of Michigan Adams taught the senior students of the American business secrets ; its subject is considered one of the most difficult and the most important in the whole university.

In 1969, John Hannah (John A. Hannah) resigned as university president ; Board of Trustees suggested Adams to take the vacant post until the next election. Walter agreed ; April 1, 1969, he was named the 13th president of the university. He stayed at this post Economist for long - only 9 months ; He showed himself, however, with the best hand - so pretty good he was able to deal with student unrest, while sweeping the country. Despite the almost complete lack of management experience, Adams was able to hold a university through a very, very difficult time. He was respected and appreciated both teachers and students themselves - into an outlet on campus newspapers repeatedly noted diplomacy and the ability to go to the dialogue inherent Walter. By the end of the term of Adams received the petition ,signed by 20,000 students and 950 staff - it literally begged to stay ; Walter, however, kept his promise given earlier and from January 1st 1970 and returned to their normal activities.

In 1992, Walter retired from the University of Michigan ;In the same year he was given the post of Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Trinity (Trinity University) in Texas ; He held the post Economist until his death.

Adams died on 8 September 1998 of pancreatic cancer.

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