Janeway, Eliot, 1913-1993


Janeway, Eliot, 1913-1993


Bio: Eliot Janeway (b. Eliot Jacobstein, January 1, 1913, New York City-d. February 8, 1993) was the son of Jewish parents Meyer Joseph Jacobstein and the former Fanny Siff. Janeway was an American economist, journalist and author whose career spanned seven decades. For a time his ideas gained some influence within the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and he was an informal economic advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson, especially during Johnson's years in Congress, though he broke with Johnson over the economics of the Vietnam War.


LBJ Connection: Economic advisor to LBJ