John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith's Death

Born (Birthday) October 15, 1908

Death Date April 29, 2006

Age of Death 97 years

Cause of Death Natural Causes

Place of Death Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Profession Economist

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith died at the age of 97. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Harvard economist who wrote the bestselling trilogy of American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958), and The New Industrial State (1967). He also served as editor of Fortune magazine and had a career as a United States diplomat, serving as U.S. Ambassador to India during John F. Kennedy’s presidency.

He studied agricultural economics at the University of Toronto and later received his Ph.D. in the same field from the University of California-Berkeley. During the 1930s, he taught at Harvard University.

He was the 1946 recipient of The Medal of Freedom. Nearly five decades later, he was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Personal Life

He was born in Ontario, Canada to Sarah Catherine Kendall and Archibald Galbraith. He had four sons with his wife, Catherine Merriam Atwater, to whom he was married for nearly seven decades.

He worked as a U.S. diplomat under several Democratic administrations, including that of Harry S. Truman.

How did John Kenneth Galbraith die?

On April 29, 2006, Galbraith died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, of natural causes at the age of 97, after a two-week stay in a hospital. He is interred at Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown, Connecticut.