1908 – Born to Canadians of Scottish descent on the 15th of October. 1931 – Graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College with a B.Sc degree. 1933 – Received an M.Sc and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics. 1934 – University of California, Berkeley. – He also became a tutor at Harvard University. 1937 – He became a United States citizen, but he was honoured by his native country to his life’s end and frequently adverted to his Canadian origins 1934-1939 – He taught intermittently at Harvard. – He taught at Princeton University. 1943-1948 – He served as editor of Fortune magazine. 1949 – He was appointed professor of economics at Harvard. 1961-1963 – He was appointed as U.S. ambassador to India. 1972 – He served as president of the American Economic Association.
– President of American Economic Association.
1984-1987 – President of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1997 – He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. 2000 – He was awarded his second U. S. Presidential Medal of Freedom. 2006 – On the 29th of April, he died at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts of natural causes, after a two-week stay in the hospital.