Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne

Branco, Jessica

Bennett, John

Crowley, Zachary

2000

Charles G. Bluhdorn Prize in Economics, 1983

The Charles G. Bluhdorn Prize in Economics is awarded annually to an undergraduate majoring in economics who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability. This prize was founded in 1983 by Donald Gaston in memory of Charles G. Bluhdorn.

Charles G. Bluhdorn was the founder of Gulf+Western Corporation, one of the most dynamic business conglomerates that existed in the United States. He served as its chairman and chief executive Officer until his death in February of 1983. He was born in Vienna, Austria on September 20, 1926, and in 1942 at the age of sixteen, immigrated to the United states.

The foundation for Gulf+Western was laid in 1956 with the acquisition of a small automobile component manufacturer Michigan Planting and Stamping Company. In 1958, this bumper company was merged with a Houston automotive parts distribution center to form Gulf+Western Industries, Inc. The company's highly diversified operations were divided into seven groups: Leisure Time, Financial services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Food Products, Automotive and Building Products, and Natural Resources.

Mr. Bluhdorn was a trustee of Texas Wesleyan College and Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation in New York. He was a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Tri-State. He also served in many other civic capacities including the cochairmanship of the American Cancer Society. He was a recipient of The City Club of New York's distinguished New Yorker Award for his leadership in calling for action to combat the problems that faced Americans in New York and throughout the country.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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