Daniels, Robert (Vincent)(1926– ) Slavic specialist, politician, author; born in Boston, Mass. Teaching longest at the University of Vermont (1964), he directed the Center for Area Studies (1962–65), chaired the history department (1964–69), and was director of an experimental program of the College of Arts and Sciences (1969–71). A Vermont state senator (1973–82), he focused his concerns on health care and served on the Democratic National Platform Committee (1980). He was the author of numerous books and articles on Eastern Europe.
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