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Rawle, Francis (1662–05 March 1727), merchant and economist, was born probably in Plymouth, England, the son of Francis Rawle and Jane (maiden name unknown). Rawle’s father, a devout Quaker, preferred imprisonment to compromise in matters of conscience; on one occasion he was joined in jail by his son. In search of freedom to express their convictions, the family emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1686. They brought with them a deed from ...

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Slichter, Sumner Huber (08 January 1892–27 September 1959), economist and industrial relations expert, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Charles Sumner Slichter, a mathematics professor and dean of the graduate school, and Mary Louise Byrne. After a year at the University of Munich in 1910, Slichter returned to Wisconsin to study labor problems with ...