Biographical entry Crawford, John Grenfell (Jack) (1910 - 1984)


4 April 1910
Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
28 October 1984
Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Economist and Writer of Inscription


John Grenfell (Jack)) Crawford was an economist, public servant and academic administrator. He was appointed as rural adviser to the Commonwealth Department of War Organization of Industry (1942) and director of research in the Department of Post-War Reconstruction (1943). Crawford became the founding director of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics in 1945. He became the secretary of the Department of Commerce and Agriculture in 1950 and the secretary of the Department of Trade in 1956. Crawford left the public service in 1960 and became director and professor of economics in the Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University (ANU). Crawford was also vice-chancellor (1968-73) and later chancellor (1976-84) of the ANU.


Miller, J.D.B. Crawford, Sir John Grenfell (Jack) (1910-1984), Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 2007, accessed online 23 June 2014.

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