Charles Franklin Dunbar

Economic essays, 1904 (from BEIC digital library)

Charles Franklin Dunbar (1830 – 1900) was an American economist. He held the first chair in Political Economy at Harvard University in 1871.[1]

He graduated from Harvard University in 1851.[2] From 1885 to 1898 he served as a trustee and later as president of the Board of Trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy; Dunbar Hall, a dormitory on that school's campus, was named after him in 1901, as was its replacement after it was destroyed by fire in 1907.[3]


  • Dunbar, Charles Franklin (1904). Economic essays. New York: Macmillan.
  • Dunbar, Charles Franklin (1917). Theory and history of banking. New York and London: Putnam's sons.


  1. ^ Lamont, Thomas S.; Mason, Edward S. (August 1982). "The Harvard Department of Economics from the Beginning to World War II". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. 97 (3): 384. doi:10.2307/1885870. JSTOR 1885870.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-07-03. Retrieved 2017-12-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Williams, Myron R. (1957). The Story of Phillips Exeter. p. 92.

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