A2: Paul McCracken

The New York Times published an obituary of Paul W. McCracken, former economic advisor to several presidents, including Richard Nixon. McCracken, a moderate Republican, lived in Ann Arbor and was a University of Michigan professor emeritus. From the Times report: “A wide-ranging thinker, Mr. McCracken was part of a postwar generation of economists who believed that government should play an active role in moderating business cycles, balancing inflation and unemployment, and helping the disadvantaged.” [Source]