Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Falkner, Roland Post
FALKNER, ROLAND POST, an American statistician; born in Bridgeport, Conn., April 14, 1866; was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1885; studied economics at Berlin, Leipzig, and Halle-on-Saale, Germany; was instructor in accounting and statistics in the University of Pennsylvania in 1888-1891, and Professor of Statistics in 1891-1900. He served also as statistician of the United States Senate Committee of Finance in 1891; as secretary of the United States Delegation to the International Monetary Conference; and as secretary of the conference in 1892. He was a member of the American Economic Association, the American Statistical Association, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science; author of numerous essays on criminology, sociology, etc.; chief of the division of documents in the Library of Congress, and editor of “Annals” of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1890-1900). Commissioner of education, Porto Rico (1904-1907), Statistician U. S. Immigrant Commission (1908-1911), Assistant Director of Census (1911-1912).