July 4, 1951
Oltr Repztblic 's First Economist
By PERCY L. GREAVES, JR.
ON THE fourth we pay homage to
our Founding Fathers- the men
who gave us our freedom. One of
the greatest of these 18th century
"giants" was our nation's first econ
omist, Pelatiah Webster, A.M.
Webster was more than an econo
mist. He was also an ordained
minister, a preacher, a teacher, a
merchant, and a statesman. He un
derstood, more than most men of his
day and most me...