Emery Castle

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Emery Castle "early formal education was in one room schools in rural Kansas. He attended rural high schools, and, with financial help from a scholarship, went to Kansas State University. He obtained bachelor and masters degrees from Kansas State with majors in agricultural economics. He was awarded the PhD by Iowa State University, and did post doctoral work at North Carolina State University.

"Dr Castle came to Oregon State University as an assistant professor of agricultural economics in 1954 after holding positions at Kansas State University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He was promoted to Professor at Oregon State in 1959. In 1962 he was visiting professor at Purdue University. In addition to teaching and research, he has held numerous administrative positions at Oregon State University including Dean of Faculty, Dean of the Graduate School, Head of Agricultural Economics, and Director of the Water Resources Research Institute. His public service has included appointment to various Boards and Commissions by five different Oregon Governors. He received a Distinguished Professor Award from Oregon State University in 1970.

"He resigned from Oregon State in 1975 to become vice president, and then president, of the prestigious public policy institute, Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington D. C. Under his leadership, RFF moved from being a ward of the Ford Foundation to a fully independent, endowed institution. He returned to Oregon State University in 1986 as the first Chair of its University Graduate Faculty of Economics. He became Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University in 1993. In 2002, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Resources for the Future dedicated its public rose garden at the Resources and Conservation Center in Washington D. C. to him.

"He became a Fellow, American Agricultural Economics Association in 1976. In 1977 he was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 1980 as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a Distinguished Service Award from Oregon State University in 1980." [1]

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  1. Emery Castle, Oregon State University, accessed October 3, 2008.