Memorial Service for Robert Alan Dahl

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Dahl_Robert_02-145x203.jpgA memorial service for Yale professor emeritus of political science Robert Alan Dahl will be held on Saturday, March 8. The service will take place at 3 p.m. at Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, CT. Dahl passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 98.

Interment will be private. Condolences can be sent to Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home.

Dahl received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1940. He joined the Yale faculty in 1946. He served as the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science from 1955 to 1964 and as Sterling Professor of Political Science from 1964 until his retirement in 1986.

Dahl was a leading authority on democratic theory. He had more than a dozen honorary degrees and awards from around the world. He authored numerous books and articles. His 1998 book, “On Democracy,” has been translated into over a dozen languages.

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