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Dr John Lossing Buck
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1890
Lagrangeville
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1975
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County
New York, USA

Agricultural Economist, Author. Dr. John Lossing Buck, known as Lossing to his friends, graduated from Cornell University in 1914. He later returned to Cornell and received an M.S. in 1925 and PhD in 1933. Lossing went to China in 1915 as an agricultural missionary for the American Presbyterian Mission. In 1917 he married Pearl Sydenstricker and they moved to Nanhsuchou where he began his research into the Chinese farm economy. In 1920, Nanking University invited him to create and head a Department of Agricultural Economics. Over the next twelve years he organized his students to conduct a survey of farms and farm families, which he analyzed in "Chinese Farm Economy," the first footnote of which cited "The Good Earth." Lossing continued the surveys, producing a three volume study, "Land Utilization in China." In 1932 "The Good Earth" won a Pulitzer Prize and in 1935 the couple divorced. In the years that followed, Lossing was United States Treasury Representative in China, Chief of the Land and Water Use Branch of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization and Director for Agricultural Economics at the Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs. After retiring he continued writing, giving lectures and served as a Specialist for the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 
 
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 Parents:
  Vincent Morgan Buck (1868 - 1947)
  Grace Tenhagen Buck (1867 - 1953)
 
 Spouses:
  Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)
  Lomay Chang Buck (1908 - 2012)
 
 Children:
  Caroline Grace Buck (1920 - 1992)*
  Janice Comfort Walsh (1925 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Lossing Buck (1890 - 1975)
  Victor Mitchell Buck (1891 - 1973)*
  Paul Tenhagen Buck (1895 - 1919)*
  Clifford Martin Buck (1900 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Years in China 1915 -1944
Married Oct. 11, 1941 to
Lomay Chang
One World - East and West
 
Burial:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Pleasant Valley
Dutchess County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Janice Quandt MacDaniels
Record added: Jul 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28263596
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