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Professor Emeritus Martin Kilson passed away yesterday

April 25, 2019

Professor Emeritus Martin Kilson passed away yesterday. He was the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government from 1988 till his retirement in 1999.

Professor Kilson was born in 1931, graduated from Lincoln University, and received his PhD. From Harvard in 1959. After Ford Foundation-supported research in West Africa, he became a Lecturer in Government in 1962 an Assistant Professor in 1967, and Professor of Government in 1969. He was the first black academic to be appointed a full professor at Harvard.

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