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Robert K. Merton

Robert K. MertonAKA Meyer Robert Schkolnick

Born: 4-Jul-1910
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 23-Feb-2003
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sociologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: On the Shoulders of Giants

Wife: Suzanne Carhart (div. 1968, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Robert C. Merton (economist, Nobel laureate)
Wife: Harriet Zuckerman (sociologist, m. 1993, until his death)

    University: PhD, Harvard University (1936)
    Professor: Tulane University (1939-41)
    Professor: Columbia University (1941-84)

    National Academy of Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    National Academy of Education
    American Sociological Association President (1957)
    National Medal of Science 1994
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1962
    MacArthur Fellowship 1983-88

Author of books:
Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth Century England (1938)
Mass Persuasion (1946)
Social Theory and Social Structure (1949)
On the Shoulders of Giants (1965)
On Theoretical Sociology (1967)
Social Theory and Functional Analysis (1969)
The Sociology of Science (1973)
Social Ambivalence and Other Essays (1976)


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