Roger Nash Baldwin


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Baldwin, Roger Nash,

1884–1981, American civil libertarian, b. Wellesley, Mass. He helped to found (1920) the American Civil Liberties UnionAmerican Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU), nonpartisan organization devoted to the preservation and extension of the basic rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Founded (1920) by such prominent figures as Jane Addams, Helen Keller, Judah Magnus, and Norman Thomas, the ACLU grew
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 and was its director until 1950 and its adviser on international affairs thereafter. He also taught at the New School for Social Research (1938–42) and the Univ. of Puerto Rico (1966–74).
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