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George Hilton (historian)

American historian and economist

George Woodman Hilton (January 18, 1925 – August 4, 2014) was an American historian and economist. He worked in social history, transportation economics, regulation by commission, the history of economic thought and labor history.[1]

George W. Hilton
Born(1925-01-18)January 18, 1925
DiedAugust 4, 2014(2014-08-04) (aged 89)
OccupationCollege professor
EmployerUCLA

Hilton was born in Chicago.[2] Hilton studied at Dartmouth College and earned his A.B. in Economics summa cum laude in 1946. He received his M.A. in 1950. Hilton studied at the London School of Economics in 1953-1955, and got his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1956.

He then taught for many years at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was later a Professor Emeritus of Economics at UCLA.[3]

Hilton died in Los Angeles, California, aged 89.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Transportation historian George W. Hilton dies". Trains. August 7, 2014.
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  3. faculty page at UCLA Retrieved November 9, 2013.