Washington (Feb. 1)
Dr. Mordecai Ezekiel, senior agricultural economist in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agriculture, was named yesterday as assistant chief economist of the Federal Farm Board. He will assume his duties tomorrow as assistant to Dr. Joseph S. Davis, formerly of the food research institute of Leland Stanford University, who is the Board’s chief economist.
A member of one of the oldest Jewish families of Virginia, Dr. Ezekiel from 1919 to 1922 was with the Bureau of the Census, working on the census of agriculture. Since 1922 Dr. Ezekiel has been with the division of farm management in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. He also has been in charge of cooperative work with the State colleges of agriculture to get the facts as to agricultural outlook before farmers and help them to base their production plans on the probable outlook.