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George Bach; Business and Economics Scholar

October 03, 1994

George Leland Bach, 79, a founding dean of the business school at Carnegie-Mellon University. Bach later served as a professor at Stanford University until his retirement in 1983. Bach became a founding dean of Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration in 1946. He resigned as dean in 1962 and came to Stanford as a visiting scholar, later becoming a professor. At Stanford Business School, Bach founded the course "Business and the Changing Environment," which explored the interrelationships between business, government, sociopolitical groups and the public. It became one of the school's required courses. Bach received the university's highest award for teaching, the Walter J. Gores Award, in 1979. His textbook, "Economics: An Introduction to Analysis and Policy," was first published in 1954. It has gone through 11 editions and has been printed in four languages. He won the Bower Medal for distinguished education, the Dow Jones Award for contributions to economic education, and was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In Portola Valley, Calif. on Thursdayof the complications of Parkinson's disease.

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