Obituary Note: John R. Coleman

John R. Coleman, "a labor economist who as president of Haverford College in Pennsylvania became a national folk hero when, on sabbatical leave, he took a series of low-wage jobs and wrote about the experience" in his 1974 book Blue-Collar Journal: A College President's Sabbatical, died September 6, the New York Times reported. He was 95.

Blue-Collar Journal was made into a television movie, The Secret Life of John Chapman, and broadcast on CBS in 1976. Coleman's other books include Labor Problems: Cases and Readings (with George P. Shultz), Goals and Strategy in Collective Bargaining (with Frederick H. Harbison), The Changing American Economy and Comparative Economic Systems: An Inquiry Approach.

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