RUKEYSER, MERRYLE STANLEY (1897–1988), U.S. financial journalist and author. Born in Chicago, Rukeyser was educated at Columbia University. He was financial editor of the New York Tribune (1920–23) and the New York Evening Journal (1923–26). He taught at Columbia University's graduate school of journalism from 1918 to 1935. He wrote a financial column for the Hearst newspapers (1927–58) and thereafter a nationally syndicated column, "Everybody's Money." He also lectured extensively in the United States and Europe.
Rukeyser's books include Common Sense of Money and Investments (1924), Financial Security in a Changing World (1940), The Attack on Our Free Choice (1963), The Kennedy Recession (1963), and Collective Bargaining (1969).
Regarded as one of the most respected market observers in America, he was a frequent guest in the 1980s on the television program hosted by his son LOUIS, Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser. Another son, WILLIAM, was the first managing editor of Money magazine and later became managing editor of Fortune.