Alex Baskin

1928 - 2013
BASKIN-Alex. In loving memory of Dr. Alex Baskin, 85, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey, who passed away on August 17, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama. Devoted father to Amy and Julie (Paul), beloved grandfather to Clare, Rachael, David, and Harlan, and loving brother to Arnold. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was predeceased by his older brother, Sam, and parents, Benjamin and Rose. Over a career spanning more than forty years, Professor Baskin taught many popular history courses at the Empire State College of SUNY and Stony Brook University, where he was twice a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award. Prior to moving to New York, Dr. Baskin taught at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. In the early 1960s, he was also the Producer and Director of Social Science Programming at WTVS-TV Detroit (Channel 56) and appeared on-air in "A History of Western Ideas". He was an editor for the Archives of Social History and the editor and author of numerous scholarly works on American social, intellectual and educational history. Graveside service at 10:30 am Friday, August 23rd at Wellwood Cemetary, Farmingdale, NY (Suffolk County). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ACLU or a .

Published in The New York Times from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2013