Professor of Political Economy and History, Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College. Late Chief of the U. S. Bureau of Statistics; Superintendent of the Ninth Census; Author of the Statistical Atlas of the United States.
The cuneiform inscription in the Liberty Fund logo is the earliest-known written appearance of the word "freedom" (amagi), or "liberty." It is taken from a clay document written about 2300 B.C. in the Sumerian city-state of Lagash.