Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn L. Forget
Elizabeth Waterman Gilboy
(1903–73) Biography Elizabeth Lane Waterman was born in Boston on 24 September 1903, the daughter of Arthur John and Amy (Lane) Waterman. After attending Boston Girls’ Latin School, where she took courses in English, Greek, Latin, mathematics and physics, she studied for her ﬁrst degree at Barnard College (Columbia University) . She took her AB in 1924 with honours in economics and sociology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After obtaining an AM from Radcliffe College in 1925, she began work on her Ph.D. thesis at Radcliffe College, researching wages in eighteenth-century England under the supervision of Edwin F. Gay. She was awarded a Whitney Travelling Fellowship in 1926–28 to visit England and collect data and during this period she was registered as a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She obtained her Ph.D. in 1929, having been an instructor in economics at Wellesley College during 1928–29. She married Glennon Gilboy on 19 April 1930 and they divorced in November 1953. Glennon Gilboy, who was a professor of engineering at MIT from 1925 to 1937 before going into private practice, died on 18 August 1958. There were no children. Elizabeth Waterman Gilboy was Secretary of the Committee on Research in the Social Sciences at Harvard University during 1929–30 and Executive Secretary from 1930 to 1941. She was also Graduate Adviser at Radcliffe College from 1930 to 1941. She saw service in Washington during World War II, when she was a member...
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.