Elmer Wood, AB '16 history, studied economics at Princeton from 1916-17 and received his PhD from Harvard in 1937. He taught briefly at North Carolina State College and then became an admired professor of economics at MU from 1930 to 1964. Wood specialized in the field of monetary theory, and he became one of the nation's leading authorities on the subject. He received the David A. Wells Prize at Harvard for his first major work, English Theories of Central Banking Control: 1819-1858. After a long and successful career, Wood retired in 1964 and was awarded the distinguished title of professor emeritus.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Elmer Wood Memorial Scholarship. Your gift will help support high-achieving juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellence in their studies of economics. For questions regarding gifts of stock or other types of giving, please contact the Arts & Science Development Office at 573-882-4421. All contributions count toward membership in the Jefferson Club and the Columns Society.