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Dr John Lossing Buck

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Lagrangeville, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Death: September 27, 1975 (84)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Place of Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York USA
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Ex-husband of Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1938
Father of Carol Buck and Private

Occupation: Agricultural economist
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About Dr John Lossing Buck

Agricultural Economist, Author. Dr. John Lossing Buck, known as Lossing to his friends, graduated from Cornell University in 1914. He later returned to Cornell and received an M.S. in 1925 and PhD in 1933. Lossing went to China in 1915 as an agricultural missionary for the American Presbyterian Mission. In 1917 he married Pearl Sydenstricker and they moved to Nanhsuchou where he began his research into the Chinese farm economy. In 1920, Nanking University invited him to create and head a Department of Agricultural Economics. Over the next twelve years he organized his students to conduct a survey of farms and farm families, which he analyzed in "Chinese Farm Economy," the first footnote of which cited "The Good Earth." Lossing continued the surveys, producing a three volume study, "Land Utilization in China." In 1932 "The Good Earth" won a Pulitzer Prize and in 1935 the couple divorced. In the years that followed, Lossing was United States Treasury Representative in China, Chief of the Land and Water Use Branch of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Director for Agricultural Economics at the Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs. After retiring he continued writing, giving lectures and served as a Specialist for the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Inscription: Years in China 1915 -1944 Married Oct. 11, 1941 to Lomay Chang One World - East and West

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1890
November 27, 1890
Lagrangeville, Dutchess County, New York, United States
1975
September 27, 1975
Age 84
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
September 27, 1975
Age 84
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York USA
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