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First day cover commemorating public education signed by MIT's Nobel Prize-winning economics professor
First Day Cover signed: "Paul A Samuelson/MIT, 2005", 6½x3½. FDC 350 years of public education in America with cachet on left of Boston Latin High School, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 1, 1985, one 22ยข Public Education stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. American economist, Samuelson (1915-2009) was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize for Economics for raising the level of scientific analysis in economic theory. Samuelson began teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1940, when he became an Assistant Professor of Economics. He was named Associate Professor in 1944 and full Professor in 1947 at MIT, where he stayed until retiring in 1986. His book, Economics: An Introductory Analysis, is the most successful college textbook of all time, passing through successive editions and translated into forty languages since its original release in 1948. The previous year, Samuelson had published his first major work, Foundations of Economic Analysis. Lightly toned and creased, otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: May 15, 1915 in Gary, Indiana
Died: December 13, 2009 in Belmont, Massachusetts

Film Credits
2007 The Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman (in person), 2002 The American Experience (Performer), 2000 Nova (in person), 1999 Horizon (in person), 1985 Economics U$A (in person), 1973 The World at War (in person)

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