The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Johnson, Emory Richard
JOHNSON, Emory Richard, American economist: b. Waupun, Wis., 22 March 1864. He studied at University of Wisconsin (1888) and University of Pennsylvania (1893), taking the degree of Sc.D. (1913). He was instructor of economics at Haverford College (1893-96), professor of transportation and commerce at University of Pennsylvania (1896). He served as expert on transportation (1899) on the United States Industrial Commission, and was a member on valuation of railway property for the United States Census Bureau (1904-05), and as expert on traffic on the National Waterways Commission (1909). In 1911 he furnished a report on Panama Canal traffic, etc., for President Taft, and arbitrated the dispute (1907) between the Southern Pacific Company and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers. He is an ex-director of the Bureau of Municipal Research, Philadelphia, and director of the Philadelphia Maritime Exchange. He has written ‘Inland Waterways; their Relation to Transportation’ (1893); ‘American Railway Transportation’ (1903); ‘Elements of Transportation’ (1906); ‘Railroad Traffic and Rates’ (1911); ‘Panama Canal Traffic and Tolls’ (1912); ‘Measurement of Vessels for the Panama Canal’ (1913); ‘The Panama Canal and Commerce’ (1916); ‘Principles of Railroad Transportation’ (1916), and many papers on the economics of railroads, etc. He was editor of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science from 1901-14.