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The American economist who won the 1993 Nobel Prize signed this First Day Cover that honors the 100th Anniversary of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts
First Day Cover signed: "Douglass C North", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the 100th anniversary of land grant colleges, formed by the Morrill Land-Grant Acts of 1862. Under this federal law, land owned by the federal government was granted to states to found colleges that focused on the mathematics and sciences. Many former land-grant universities are a significant part of our education system today; they include universities such as Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Texas A&M University System. 4-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, DC, November 14, 1962, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Douglass C. North (1920-2015) and Robert W. Fogel won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for reaffirming the importance of the research of economic history as an important method used to explain modern economic changes. He served as an expert for the Copenhagen Consensus, as an advisor to governments around the world, and as a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. North is also the author of numerous articles and books on economics. His final teaching post was at Washington University in St. Louis. North is also the author of numerous articles and books on economics. Upper loop of the "h" in North touches postmark. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: November 5, 1920 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: November 23, 2015 in Benzonia, Michigan

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