Childhood, Chautauqua experience; study at Alma College, Penn State and Germany before WWI; degree, Columbia School of Social Work, PhD in economics, Columbia, 1932; teaching in Ewing Christian College in India, 1917-1918, and in Chinghua College in pre-revolutionary China; public service in Roosevelt and Truman administrations, 1933-1951, including Resettlement Administration, Social Security Board's Bureau of Research and Statistics, Commerce Department; post-war planning;
Professor of Political Science, specializing in American government, and Director, Bureau of International Relations, UC Berkeley, since 1951; board of Truman Library Institute; comments on Rexford Tugwell, Arthur Altmeyer, Wilbur Cohen, Averell
Harriman, John Maynard Keynes, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Louis Brandeis, Paul Taylor, Harry Truman
Thomas C. Blaisdell Jr.: India and China in the World War I Era; New Deal and Marshall Plan; and University of California, Berkeley
Blaisdell, Thomas C. Jr. "Thomas C. Blaisdell Jr.: India and China in the World War I Era; New Deal and Marshall Plan; and University of California, Berkeley." Interview by Leslie Lispon in 1987 and 1988. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1991. Interview date(s) 1987
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