Sevmour N. Harris '20, Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy, will apparently be appointed to the Federal Reserve Board, it was reported from Washington yesterday.
Harris, who was unavailable for comment last night, has been scheduled to become the chairman of the Economics department at the University of California's La Jolla campus this February, but he has apparently abandoned these plans in favor of the government post.
One of the best known professors at Harvard, Harris has been a member of the Faculty since 1922. Considered one of the intellectual leaders of the New Frontier, he was economic advisor to Senator Kennedy in 1960 and became a member of the President's Task Force on the Economy in 1960-61.
Currently, he is a member of the Public Advisory Committee on Area Redevelopment and Senior Consultant to the Secretary of the Treasury.