Randall Weston Hinshaw

                                                       ┌── Ezra Ira Hinshaw
                                                       │    1846-1877 
                          ┌── Virgil Goodman Hinshaw ──┤
                          │    1876-1952               │
                          │                            └── Glaphrey Goodman
                          │                                 1847-1927 
Randall Weston Hinshaw ───┤
B: 1915                   │                            ┌── Henry Piltz
D: 1997                   │                            │
                          └── Eva C. Piltz ────────────┤
M: Pearl Electa Stevens
   ├── Frederic Randall "Fred" Hinshaw (1952-2013) 1,2,3
   ├── Robert Louis Hinshaw (1953-) 1,2,3
   └── Elisabeth Mary Hinshaw (1955-) 1,2,3

Randall Weston Hinshaw     [ID 04064] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 9 1915, La Grange, Cook County, Illinois.1,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11  

Randall attended Occidental College, A.B. 1937, and Princeton University, Ph.D. 1944.1  

During World War II Randall served in the U.S. Army.10  On Jul 15 1943 Randall W. Hinshaw, born 1915 in Illinois, a then resident of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, enlisted in Los Angeles, California as a private in the U.S. Army.  He declared he had a post-graduate education, occupied as a secondary-school teacher, and was single, without dependents.12  

He married Pearl Electa Stevens, Jun 19 1949, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California.1,3,4,13  Pearl, daughter of Lewis E. + Edith Stevens, was born Dec 27 1913, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.3,5,14,15,16,17,18  

On Jul 12 1950 Randall and Pearl arrived at the Port of New York on the S.S. America, having sailed Jul 6 1950 from Southampton, England:14

Hinshaw, Randall, age 35, born in Illinois; destination: 507 Elm Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland.
Hinshaw, Pearl, age 36, born in Wisconsin; destination: 507 Elm Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland.

On Sep 22 1954 Randall and family arrived at the Port of New York on the S.S. Caronia, having sailed Sep 15 1954 from Le Havre, France:14

Hinshaw, Randall W, U.S. citizen; address: 935 North Oakland Ave, Pasadena, California.
Hinshaw, Pearl E., U.S. citizen; same address.
Hinshaw, Frederic, citizen of France; same address.
Hinshaw, Robert L, citizen of France; same address.

Randall served on the Federal Reserve Board and the Division of International Finance, Washington D.C.; economist, 1943-46, 1947-1952.  He was assistant professor of economics at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1946-1947.  He served on the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations, Paris, France, as special advisor on international financial policy, 1952-1957.  He was professor of economics at Claremont Graduate School, Clarmont, California, 1960-1982; chairman of the department, 1967-1969, 1977-1979; professor emeritus, 1982-.  Visiting professor, Yale University, 1957-1958; Oberlin College, 1958-59; Bologna Center, John's Hopkins University, 1965-67, spring, 1971; University of California, Los Angeles, spring, 1968.  Chairman of the planning committee, Bologna-Claremont series of biennial international monetary conferences, 1967-.1  

Randall was a member of the American Economic Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Phi Beta Kappa.1  

His writings included:

The European Community and American trade, Praeger, 1964; (editor)
Monetary Reform and the Price of Gold, John's Hopkins Press, 1967; (editor)
The Economics of International Adjustments , John's Hopkins Press, 1971; (editor) [http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Economics_of_International_Adjustmen.html?id=5GXycQAACAAJ]
Inflation as a Global Problem, John's Hopkins University Press, 1972; (editor)
Key Issues in International monetary Reform, Dekker, 1975; (editor)
Stagflation; An International Problem, Dekker, 1977. (editor)
Domestic Goals and Financial Interdependence: The Frankfurt Dialogue, Dekker, 1980; (editor)
Global Monetary Anarchy: Perspectives on Restoring Stability, Sage Publications 1981; (editor) [http://books.google.com/books/about/Global_monetary_anarchy.html?id=ofccAAAAMAAJ]
Global Economic Priorities: The Hamburg Dialogue, hamburg Institute of Economic Research, 1983; (editor)
World Recovery without Inflation?, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
Contributor to professional journals.
Also see: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/hinshaw

His interest was in Astronomy.  He studied this into his teens and at one point considered being an astronomer.  He built four telescopes and he spent a lot of time observing with these.1  

Randall lived at 755 Eighth St., Claremont, Los Angeles County, California.1,5  

Randall Weston Hinshaw died Aug 14 19975,6,7,10,19 [Aug 17 199711], Los Angeles County, California5,6,7,10,19; buried Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California5,6,7,10,19.  

Randall's obituary was published in the "Los Angeles Times" (Los Angeles, California) on August 16, 1997.20  

Randall's death was noted in the Claremont Graduate University News, Sep 14 1997 [sic], as follows:2


CLAREMONT, CA . . . Randall Hinshaw, emeritus professor of economics at Claremont Graduate University, died today as an aftermath of a stroke.  An internationally renowned and respected economist, Hinshaw was eighty-two years old.  

"For nearly four decades, Randall Hinshaw incredibly enriched the academic and spiritual life of Claremont Graduate University," said the University's president, John D. Maguire.  "A gentle man in every sense, Randall's teaching inspired several generations of students, his leadership brought honor, respect and admiration to himself and his school, and his character -- distinguished by humility, thoughtfulness, and perseverence -- dignified all he touched.  His was a brilliant act of farsightedness to create the world-renowned International Monetary Conference."  

Hinshaw joined the faculty of Claremont Graduate University in 1960.  He retired from active teaching and was named emeritus professor in 1982.  He continued, however, to participate in the activities of the University until his death.  In March, he organized his fourteenth dialogue in the Claremont-Bologna Monetary Conference Series, which he founded in 1967.  

Widely known as a specialist in international economics, particularly monetary theory, Hinshaw served early in his career with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, with the Marshall Plan in Paris, as an economist at the Department of Commerce and as a special advisor to NATO on trade and international monetary policy.  Prior to joining the Claremont faculty, Hinshaw taught at Harvard University, Amherst College, Yale University, Oberlin College, the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center.  He published his first article in 1938, co-authored his first book in 1947, and authored numerous book reviews and articles throughout his career.  He served as rapporteur and editor of each of the books derived from the Claremont-Bologna dialogues.  

Born in La Grange, IL, in 1915, Hinshaw moved with his family to Pasadena in 1924.  He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees, in economics, at Occidental College and his Ph.D. in economics at Princeton University in 1944.  

Recognizing that, in the environment of the 1960s, economists seemed to be talking at each other through scholarly articles and the media rather than talking with each other, Hinshaw developed the concept of a dialogue among world economists, where participants could discuss without attribution monetary issues facing international economies.  Through his will and with the cooperation of Claremont Graduate University and the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center, he organized the first dialogue in Bologna in 1967.  Growing in stature each year, the 1997 dialogue featured four Nobel laureate economists.  

"The International Monetary Conferences that Randall Hinshaw developed and organized have been a powerful resource for our students," states Tom Rochon, director of the CGU Center for Politics and Economics.  "By exposing our students to leading economists and monetarists -- in many cases the very people who wrote the books the students were studying -- their enthusiasm for their field is greatly enhanced.  Randall's leadership will not soon be forgotten."  

Hinshaw is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pearl; two sons, Frederic and Robert of Claremont; one daughter, Elisabeth Osgood, now living in Malaysia; two brothers, Harvey of Lincoln, NE, and Paul of Fullerton; and three grandchildren, Alex and Caitlan Hinshaw of Claremont and Laurel and Evan Osgood, Malaysia.

Pearl died Oct 26 2011, Inn at North Hills, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; age 97.5,17,21  

Pearl's obituary was published in the "Times-Recorder" (Zanesville, Ohio) on October 27, 2011:17,21

Pearl E. Hinshaw age 97 passed away Wednesday October 26, 2011 at the Inn at North Hills.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  The Snouffer Funeral Home 1150 W. Military Rd. Zanesville, OH has the distinct honor of serving the Hinshaw family.

(photo)Photo: Randall Weston Hinshaw 1933 yearbook photo, Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California 22

(photo)Photo: Randall Weston Hinshaw 1935 yearbook photo, Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California 22

(photo)Photo: Pearl Electa Stevens 1931 yearbook photo, Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California 22

Social Security information for Randall Weston Hinshaw: 555-12-4440


  1. Contribution from Melissa Kay Hinshaw Owens citing:
    "The Contemporary Authors", Volume 15, page 206.
  2. Obituary of Randall Hinshaw, Claremont Graduate University News:
  3. Contribution from Elisabeth Mary Hinshaw-Osgood.
  4. The old family bible of Chester Edward Hinshaw, containing family lineage information recorded by Rosina Harriet Hinshaw, contributed by Marion Hinshaw and Heather Hinshaw-Tomas.
  5. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson10.htm
  6. RootsWeb California Death Index:
  7. California Death Index, 1940-1997; http://www.ancestry.com.
  8. 1920 census, La Grange village, Lyons Township, Cook County, Illinois; roll T625-360, ED 105, page 16A, line #41, dwelling #259, family #300.
  9. 1930 census, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California; roll T626-168, ED 1215, page 7B, line #62, dwelling #213, family #227.
  10. Burials in Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California:
  11. http://www.findagrave.com.
  12. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; http://www.ancestry.com.
  13. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959; http://www.ancestry.com.
  14. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  15. 1920 census, 128 West Gilman Street, 1st Ward, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin; roll T625-1981, ED 37, page 7B, line #67, dwelling #127, family #175.
  16. 1930 census, 625 Mendota Court, 5th Ward, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin; roll T626-2566, ED 35, page 1B, line #62, dwelling #16, family #21.
  17. Obituary of Pearl E. Hinshaw; Snouffer Funeral Home:
  18. Obituary of Dr. Edith H. Stevens; "Los Angeles Times", Aug 28 1951;
    Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; http://www.ancestry.com.
  19. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; http://www.ancestry.com.
  20. The Obituary Daily Times archives: http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituary.
  21. Obituary of Pearl E. Hinshaw; "Times-Recorder", Oct 27 2011:
  22. U.S. School Yearbooks; http://www.ancestry.com.

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