Donald J. Bogue

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Donald J. Bogue slept peacefully into eternity on April 21, 2014. Born February 2, 1918 in Ogden, UT, he grew up near Independence, MO. Donald attended Graceland University and University of Iowa, earned his MA at Washington State and completed his PhD at the University of Michigan after serving in the Navy during WW II. After brief positions with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Scripps Foundation, he joined the sociology faculty of the University of Chicago in 1954 where he continued as an active scholar until the time of his death. Donald published numerous works on migration, family planning, communication, and demographic methodology. He trained many students from around the world. In 2011, he was named Laureate of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and honored by the Population Association of America of which he was a past president. Donald is survived by two loving daughters: Sister Edith Bogue, OSB and Gretchen (Michael) Maguire; grandchildren: Robert Balanoff, Daniel Balanoff, Joseph Maguire and Jennifer Maguire; longtime dear friend, Isabel Garcia and her family; and many cousins and nieces. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Jean Mullen Bogue; and three siblings: Florence Hughes, Gertrude VanTuyl, and Delbert Bogue. Funeral arrangements are private. Memorial gifts may be made to WFMT Radio. Please omit flowers.

Published in The Times on Apr. 27, 2014
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