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Dr. James Edward Baugh


1941 - 2017 Notice Condolences
Dr.  James Edward Baugh Notice
Baugh, Dr. James Edward was born December 17, 1941 and passed away peacefully early morning April 20, 2017. Born in Florence, Alabama but raised in Lima, Ohio, Dr. Baugh graduated from Lima Senior High in 1960. Dr. Baugh earned a Division I basketball scholarship to attend Western Michigan University where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the W-Club. He graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Having a strong passion for helping people he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and taught at Fulton Middle School. In the late 60's, Dr. Baugh moved to Madison, Wisconsin and went on to earn his M.A. in Educational Policy Studies in 1971 and his Ph.D in Educational Policy Studies in 1973 from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Baugh held several professional positions within the University of Wisconsin system including Executive Director of the "Five-Year" Program (Madison), Assistant Vice-Chancellor-Academic Affairs/Assistant Professor (Oshkosh) and Senior Academic Planner, Academic Affairs (System Administration-27 Campuses). He also served as the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Council of Criminal Justice (appointed by the Governor) prior to being appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1981 to serve as the Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After his service at HUD, he created his own consulting firm, JEB & Associates to continue to fulfill his deep commitment to making lives better for others, especially the underserved across the country. Active in civic affairs and in the service of others, Dr. Baugh served as President of the Police and Fire Commission, Vice President and Trustee of the Urban League Board and a Board member of United Way during his time in Madison, Wisconsin. He is the 1981 recipient of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from the City of Madison, Wisconsin. In 2007, Dr. Baugh received the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Then and Now Hall of Fame. Dr. Baugh is preceded in death by Bertha Simpson Corbin (Mother), Geneva Simpson (Aunt), Cleo Simpson (Aunt), Polly Simpson (Aunt), Clifton Simpson (Uncle), Eddie Simpson (Uncle), Valeah Rhea DeWalt (Mother-in-law), Abner DeWalt (Father-in-law), Samuel Simpson (Cousin), Robert Butler (Cousin), Barbara Ann Johnson (Sister-in-law), Christopher Zack Baugh Moss (Grandson) and Cale Zack Baugh Moss (Grandson). More than all the titles, accomplishments and honors, he was a man who was deeply devoted to his family and friends. He leaves behind the love of his life and wife of 49 years, Veatrice DeWalt Baugh, daughter, Kendyl Baugh Moss (Cory), son, James Randall Baugh (Kelly), grandson, Diego Randall Baugh, grandson, Kellen Zack Baugh Moss, grandson, Xavier Randall Baugh, granddaughter, Kolby DeWalt Baugh Moss, and numerous close family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 1PM on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Heritage Fellowship Church in Reston, VA.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 15, 2017
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