Gamble's early years


Born on July 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to David Berry and Mary Huggins Gamble; grandson of James Gamble, who, with William Proctor, founded Proctor & Gamble in 1837.


Attended Miss Sattler's School and University School on Cincinnati, and Thacher School in Ojai, California.


First sojourn in China. Traveled with parents to Hangzhou by way of Honolulu, Japan, and Korea.


Graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Literature degree; elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Served as secretary and treasurer of Escondido Land and Town Company, San Diego, California.


Worked part-time for the California State Commission on Immigration and Housing while studying for a Master of Arts degree in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. Awarded fellowship in 1915 which involved a six-month residence at the Preston School of Industry in Ione, California.


Taught in the economics department, University of California at Berkeley.

From Sidney Gamble's China Revisited copyright 2004 by the China Institute and the Sidney D. Gamble Foundation for China Studies

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