Biography of Sir Daniel Thomson Jack
The Daniel Jack Chair of Political Economy was founded in 1985 and is named for Sir Daniel Jack (1901-1984), the political economist who was a lecturer at the University and an honorary graduate.
Jack was a graduate of the University and was a lecturer in Political Economy from 1923 to 1928. He went on to lecture at St Andrews and was David Dale Professor of Economics at the University of Durham, King's College from 1935 until 1961. He held positions in the Ministry of Labour during the Second World War and was Labour Advisor to the government of India. After the war he served on several occasions as an economics advisor in British Africa and was frequently chosen to chair committees, particularly those relating to wages disputes. He was Chairman of the Air Transport Licensing Board, 1961-1970.
Created a CBE in 1951 and knighted in 1966, Jack was awarded an LLD by the University in 1959.
Sir Daniel Thomson Jack
Born 18 August 1901.
Died 15 December 1984.
University Link: Alumnus, Honorary Graduate, Lecturer
Occupation categories: political economists
Record last updated: 20th Jun 2007