1886 – Born on the 7th of November in Malden, Massachusetts.
1909 – An employee of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
1927 – Became president of an AT&T subsidiary, the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company.
1938 – His first book, Functions of the Executive, was widely influential in the teaching of sociology and business theory.
1942-1945 – He later worked with the United Service Organizations (USO), of which he was president.
1948-1952 – He retired from business, he served as president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
1948 – Many of his papers, some of which were published in Organization and Management; he elaborated his observation that executives’ ability to deal with practical matters tends to diminish when the same problems are presented in theoretical terms.
1952-1954 – Chairman of the National Science Foundation.
1961 – Died on the 7th of June in New York City.