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Vernon Jensen


Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Cornell University

Born: July 10, 1907, Salt Lake City

Married, four children


  • Education: University of Utah and Brigham Young University, B.S. 1932
  • University of California, Berkley Ph.D. 1939

Professional Experience:


  • University of Colorado, Department of Economics, 1937-1946
  • Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations 1946-present


  • National Defense Mediation Board, Consultant, 1941
  • National War Labor Board Arbitration and Public Panel member various times in 1942.
  • Wage Stabilization Director, Denver Regional office, 1942-1944.
  • Public Board member, Denver Region, 1945-45.
  • National Wage Stabilization Board, August 1951.
  • Fact Finding panel in Nonferrous Metals Industry disputes between American Smelting and Refining Company and United Steelworkers of America, Oarfield case.


  • Various arbitration with the National War Labor Board
  • Various arbitration in Colorado prior to 1946
  • Various arbitration in New York State after 1946

Industries in which arbitration have taken place:

  • Lumber, steel production, metal fabrication, nonferrorous metals, street railway, paper box, textiles


  • American Economic Association
  • Industrial Relations Research Association
  • National Academy of Arbitrators