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Calvin Beale

Calvin Beale
Born (1923-06-06)June 6, 1923
Washington, D.C.
Died September 2, 2008(2008-09-02) (aged 85)
Washington, D.C.
Known for Demographer

Calvin Lunsford Beale (6 June 1923 – 2 September 2008) was an American demographer who specialized in rural population trends. He first identified a reverse in population decline in some rural areas, and his work led to development of the Beale code for categorizing rural development.

Life and career

He was born in Northeast Washington, D.C. on June 6, 1923. He graduated from Eastern High School and the Wilson Teachers College.[1]

After earning a master's degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, he worked for 50 years at the United States Department of Agriculture.[2][3] In addition to his work as a demographer, Beale is noted for his many photographs of county courthouses from around the United States taken during his travels.[4]

Beale died of colon cancer in Washington, D.C..[1]


External links

  • Calvin Beale profile via USDA Economic Research Service

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