Bazelon, David T(homas) 1923–2005

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Bazelon, David T(homas) 1923–2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born March 2, 1923, in Shreveport, LA; died April 25, 2005, in Madison, WI. Educator, social critic, lawyer, and author. Bazelon was a lawyer turned social critic who became a university professor and author of the 1964 documentary Point of Order. After graduating from Columbia University in 1949, he earned his law degree at Yale University in 1953 and worked as an attorney in New York, New York for several years. He abandoned law, however, to become a freelance writer and teacher, contributing to such publications as Commentary, Dissent, and the New York Review of Books. While a visiting fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, he released his first book, The Paper Economy (1963), as well as his documentary about the Army-McCarthy hearings. He taught law at Rutgers University from 1965 until 1967 before joining the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he remained until his 1985 retirement. Bazelon was the author of two other books: Power in America: The Politics of the New Class (1967) and Nothing but a Fine Tooth Comb: Essays in Social Criticism (1970).



Buffalo News, April 28, 2005, p. B4.

New York Times, April 30, 2005, p. A25.