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The official portrait of John T. Dunlop hangs in the Department of Labor

John Thomas Dunlop (July 5, 1914 - October 2, 2003) was a U.S. administrator and labor scholar.

He was the Secretary of Labor between 1975 and 1976. He was also Director of the U.S. Cost of Living Council from 1973-1974, Chairman of the U.S.Commission on the Future of Worker/Management Relations from 1993-1995 and arbitrator and impartial chairman of various U.S. labor-management committees, member of numerous government boards on industrial relations disputes and economic stabilization programs.

A labor economist, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1939. He taught at Harvard University from 1938 until his retirement as Lamont University Professor in 1984. While at Harvard, he was Chairman of the Economics Department from 1961-1966 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1969-1973.

Among the numerous books he wrote are "Industrial Relations Systems" (1958, 1993); "Industrialism and Industrial Man" (1960, joint author); "Labor and the American Community" (1970, with Derek C. Bok); "Dispute Resolution, Negotiation and Consensus Building (1984); and "The Management of Labor Unions" (1990).

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Preceded by
Peter J. Brennan
United States Secretary of Labor
Served under: Gerald Ford

1975—1976
Succeeded by
William Usery Jr.
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