Sheldon S. Wolin was born on August 4, 1922, and passed away on October 21, 2015.
Sheldon was an American political theorist and writer on contemporary politics.
One of the most original and influential American political theorists of the past fifty years, Wolin became Professor of Politics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, where he taught from 1973 to 1987.
During a teaching career which spanned over forty years Sheldon also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Santa Cruz, Oberlin College, Oxford University, Cornell University, and University of California, Los Angeles.
He was a world-class teacher of undergraduate and graduate students, serving as a mentor to many students who themselves became prominent scholars and teachers of political theory.
Sheldon attended Oberlin College, and during World War II, he was a US Army Air Force bombardier/navigator serving in the Pacific.
Sheldon was married to Emily Purvis Wolin for over sixty years.
He died at age 93 on October 21, 2015.