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In 2006, Samuelson signed this Black Heritage USA Series first day cover honoring fellow presidential advisor Benjamin Banneker
First Day Cover signed: "Paul A Samuelson/MIT, 2006", 6½x3½. FDC Black Heritage USA Series 1980 honoring Benjamin Banneker, Annapolis, Maryland, Feb. 15, 1980, 15-cent stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. American economist Paul Anthony Samuelson (born in 1915) was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize for Economics for raising the level of scientific analysis in economic theory. Banneker, like Samuelson, was a presidential advisor. Banneker was appointed to the District of Columbia Commission by George Washington in 1790 and was the first black man to be named to a presidential commission, while Samuelson was one of John F. Kennedy's economic advisors. 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. Lightly soiled on verso. 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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