ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Leading conservative economist and Washington University professor Dr. Murray Weidenbaum has died. He was 87. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he had continued to teach until three weeks ago when he was found unconscious at his Clayton home. He died Thursday, March 20, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital where he was being treated.
Weidenbaum served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from 1969 to 1971, and in 1981-82 as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He founded the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University. The Center was renamed in his honor in 2001 as the Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy.