Morris, First Drucker Professor, Dies at 76

Former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Frank E. Morris, who was Boston Collegeís first Peter F. Drucker Professor in Management Science, died Jan. 24 in his home in Naples, Fla. He was 76.

Morris was appointed in 1989 to the Drucker Chair, which was established by Boston College Trustee John A. McNeice Jr. and his wife Margarete, and named for the noted management theoretician and author. Morris delivered his inaugural lecture as Drucker Professor on Feb. 12, 1990, and taught at the University for five years.

During his tenure as Boston Federal Reserve Bank president from 1968 to 1988, Morris was credited with playing a key role in setting federal monetary policy. He also was an economist with the Office of Price Stabilization and the Central Intelligence Agency, an assistant to the Treasury secretary during the Kennedy administration, and vice president of Loomis Sayles & Co.

-Sean Smith

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