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Philip M. Raup, A.B. (1939) University of Kansas; M.S. (1942), Ph.D. (1949) University of Wisconsin. Chief land officer and acting chief, Office of Military Government for Germany, Food and Agriculture Branch (1945-1949). Assistant professor (1949-1953) University of Wisconsin. Professor of Agricultural Economics (1953-1984) University of Minnesota. Expert in the fields of land reform and land tenure, and the effects of world agricultural policies on economic development.

Philip M. Raup was born on January 4, 1914 in Timken, Kansas. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He served in the Naval Reserves during World War II (1942-1945) and then joined the staff of the Food and Agriculture Branch, Office of Military Government for Germany as Chief Land Specialist and Acting Chief (1945-1949), securing food supplies and implementing U.S. government policy in the regarding land reform in the U.S. zone of occupied Germany. He joined the University of Wisconsin faculty as an assistant professor of Agricultural Economics in 1949 and then became a professor at the University of Minnesota in 1953.

His research and extensive publications have focused on land policy and land reform and on world agricultural policies and their relationship to economic development. Raup specialized in Soviet Agriculture and participated in multiple study missions to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1947, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1978, 1980). For four decades he annually published reports on Minnesota's rural real-estate market, the last being published in 1992. He retired from the University in 1984 as professor emeritus. Philip Raup died on July 21, 2011.

From the guide to the Philip M. Raup papers, 1880-2006, (bulk 1940s-1970s), (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

Born: 1914
Died: 2011

Alternate Names: Raup, Philip M.
Occupation(s): administrator, agronomist, university teacher, economist
Field(s) of Work: agricultural economics, agronomy, soil, agriculture
Employer(s): University of Wisconsin–Madison, Office of Military Government, United States, University of Minnesota