Edwin E. Witte
#56773 Overall Influence

Edwin E. Witte

American academic

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Edwin Emil Witte was an economist who focused on social insurance issues for the state of Wisconsin and for the Committee on Economic Security. While the executive director of the President’s Committee on Economic Security under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he developed during 1934 the policies and the legislation that became the Social Security Act of 1935. Because of this he is sometimes called “the father of Social Security”.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin., USA

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#743 World Rank #353 USA Rank
Economics