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Ezra Solomon Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1973
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Description
Ezra Solomon succeeded Hendrick Houthakker as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers or CEA. Solomon’s areas of responsibility included: domestic economic and financial conditions and outlook; fiscal policy and monetary policy; manpower programs; taxation and social security; as well as energy, defense, housing and national growth policy. He was also chairman of the Technical Research and Development Incentives and Resources Task Force
Background
Ezra Solomon succeeded Hendrik Houthakker as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers on September 9, 1971. He held this position for eighteen months, resigning at the end of March 1973 in order to return to his teaching position as Professor of Finance at Stanford. As second in command at the CEA, Solomon served under Paul W. McCracken, chairman, until the close of 1971, and then under Herbert Stein. Solomon's colleagues on the CEA during this period were Sidney L. Jones, Marina von Neumann Whitman, and Gary L. Seevers. Dr. Solomon's areas of responsibility included: domestic economic and financial conditions and outlook; fiscal policy and monetary policy; manpower programs; taxation and social security; energy, defense, housing, and national growth policy. He was also chairman of the Technical Research and Development Incentives and Resources Task Force. At his farewell party in 1973, Herbert Stein, in a jocular mood, spoke of Phase Solomon, a reference to Solomon's battle to keep food prices down.
Extent
11 linear feet, 10 linear inches; 27 boxes
Restrictions
Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.