Allan Murray Cartter (1922-1976) was an accomplished economist, scholar, and professor. He is known for his many contributions
in graduate education evaluation, income analysis, and research in education. The collection contains a sampling of some his
academic and professional contributions, mainly from the latter years of his career as an educator and administrator.
Allan Murray Cartter (1922-1976) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colgate University
where he received his B.A. in 1946. He attended Yale University where he earned his M.A. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in1952. He
also served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. Cartter served dual positions as both professor in the Duke Economics Department
and as Dean of the Graduate School from 1959 to 1962. In 1963, Cartter secured a new professorship at New York University,
where he later served as the university chancellor from 1966 to 1972. He was also served as vice president of the American
Council on Education in Washington, D.C from 1963 to 1966. In 1973, Cartter accepted a position at UCLA where he was Professor
of Higher Education and Director of the Laboratory for Research on Higher Education.
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