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Richard Quandt receives George Washington Award

Richard E. Quandt, senior research scholar and emeritus professor of economics, has received the George Washington Award from the American Hungarian Foundation.

Quandt was a member of the Princeton faculty from 1956 until 1995, serving as professor of economics, chair of the economics department, director of graduate studies and director of the Financial Research Center. Beginning in 1989, as senior adviser to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, he oversaw and developed a program providing major support to Hungarian universities, libraries and research institutions, and to similar institutions in other central and eastern European nations.

Quandt was one of three award recipients honored by the American Hungarian Foundation this year. The George Washington Award honors those who make contributions in "the broad field of human knowledge, the arts and understanding among men and nations." It was inspired by the statue of George Washington erected in City Park in Budapest in 1906 by Hungarian immigrants in the United States.

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