1896 – Born on April 15th in Russia.
1906 – Came to the United States eventually settling in Laconia, New Hampshire.
1915 – Louis Bean entered the University of Rochester.
1918-1919 – He enlisted in the Army, received a commission as a lieutenant and served in the infantry without going overseas until he was discharge.
– He received his A.B. from Rochester.
1922 – Bean’s work as an Assistant Labor Manager induced him to enter the Harvard Business School from which he received his M.B.A.
1923 – Bean joined the research staff of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he worked on estimates of farm income, price indices, commodity price analysis, served as secretary of the committee preparing the department’s monthly price reports and began his career long study of interrelationships between agriculture and industry.
1933 – Appointed as Economic Adviser to the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
1936 – His first book on this subject, BALLOT BEHAVIOR first appeared.
1939 – Bean was Counselor, Office of Agricultural Economics.
1942 – Bean became an Assistant Director of the short lived Board of Economic Warfare where he was involved with postwar planning and the BEW British Empire Division.
1943 – He became Chief Fiscal Analyst, Fiscal Division, Bureau of the Budget where he worked on postwar economic problems, including full employment, the absorptive capacity of Palestine and other matters.
1946 – He continued to furnish information to Wallace until Wallace’s departure from government.
– Bean began supplying information to the Council of Economic Advisers.
1947 – Bean rejoined the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture as Economic Adviser.