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The Council on Foreign Relations: A Case Study of the Societal Bases of Foreign Policy Formation, 1922-1969.

William M. Minter

This data was collected for a doctoral dissertation exploring the role of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as an important organization linking the United States "owning class" with the formation of foreign policy. The dataset includes area of residence and birth, year of birth, ethnic background, level of education, military service, occupation, median income of census tract of residence, directorships in major corporations, listing in the Social Register, and other variables for a sample of 267 members and directors of the CFR from 1922 to 1969.


These data were collected and prepared in conjunction with the principal investigator's doctoral thesis:

Minter, William M. The Council on Foreign Relations: A Case Study in the Societal Bases of Foreign Policy Formation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973.

 

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