George Minch Weber, 85, a Quaker activist and retired economist and statistician, died of cancer Thursday at Kensington Gardens Nursing Home Hospital in Kensington.
Dr. Weber had served as an economist with the Tariff Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Labor and Department of Agriculture. He also worked at Brookings Institution. He taught for brief periods at Stanford University, the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Weber was born in Paris and grew up in Washington. During World War I he was commissioned an Army lieutenant and saw service in the occupation in Germany.
After returning home in 1919, he attended George Washington University, where he graduated in 1922, and the Harvard Business School, where he earned a master's degree in business in 1924. Dr. Weber received a Ph.D. in politicial economy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1933.
Dr. Weber was a life member of both the NAACP and the Religious Society of Quakers. He and his first wife Marjorie Sheets Weber, contributed to numerous Quaker projects, including the Quaker House in Washington, the friends Committee on National Legislation, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Friends World College.
From 1948 to 1951, Dr. Weber served as a coordinator of the AFSC in Europe. In 1951, he moved to California and helped organize a Friends Committee on Legislation in that state.
In 1967, Dr. Weber retired to Friends House in Sandy Spring Md., and in 1970, moved to The Roosevelt for Senior Citizens. His first wife, Marjorie, who also was an economist, died in 1972.
In 1974, he married Josephine Reid Weber, who survives him of the home.