[haw-info] Alan Dawley

Marc Becker marc at yachana.org
Wed Mar 19 07:41:54 PDT 2008

Members of Historians Against the War,

We sadly report the passing of Alan Dawley on Wednesday, March 13.  Alan 
was a founding member of HAW and a longtime member of its steering 
committee. He played the leading role in drafting and organizing support 
for the anti-war resolution that the American Historical Association 
passed at its business meeting in January 2007 and ratified in a 
membership referendum two months later.

A specialist in the social, political, and international history of the 
United States, since 1970 Alan taught at the The College of New Jersey. 
  He was a model scholar, historian, colleague, and activist.

Alan planned to participate on two panels at our forthcoming conference 
War And Its Discontents: Understanding Iraq And The U.S. Empire in 
Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-13, 2008 
(http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/hawconf/).  Please consider joining 
us there.

The following is a message from Alan's son Evan Dawley, also a historian:

The family wants you to know that while studying Spanish and meeting 
with friends in the global justice movement in Mexico, Alan passed away 
from sudden heart failure.

There will be a celebration of Alan's life and work, probably in June. 
If you would like to receive information about or participate in that 
ceremony, and to pass along your messages of condolence, please send an 
e-mail to alandawleymemorial at gmail.com.

In lieu of sending flowers, please send donations in his memory to any 
of the following organizations that Alan supported:  Weaver's Way 
Community Programs, 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119; American 
College of Nurse Midwives Foundation: 
http://www.shopacnm.com/foungif.html; Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship 
Foundation: http://www.woodrow.org/supportingww/index.php.

Steering Committee
Historians Against the War

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