In Memoriam

Stanley Zucker

James F. Harris, May 1989

Stanley Zucker, professor of history, Southern Illinois University, died November 8, 1988 after a short struggle with cancer. Born in New York on April 19, 1936, he received his B.A. from the City College of New York in 1958. Following a tour of duty with the United States Army in Germany, Professor Zucker began graduate study in German history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received his M.A. in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1968 under the guidance of Theodore S. Hamerow. His dissertation on the German National Liberal politician Ludwig Bamberger appeared in print in 1975 from the University of Pittsburgh press under the title Ludwig Bamberger: German Liberal Politician and Social Critic.

In addition to several articles on Bamberger and other aspects of early political activity in nineteenth-century Germany, Dr. Zucker became very interested in women's history. Before his death he published a series of articles on women in politics and had completed, but not yet published, a book-length manuscript tentatively entitled "Kathinka Zitz-Halein and Female Civic Activism in Mid-Nineteenth Century Germany." He was also working on a translation of the 1848 diary of Marie Pinder. Professor Zucker's historical writing was always based on thorough research and meticulous use of archival materials. In 1967 Professor Zucker began teaching in the history department of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, where he was promoted to associate professor in 1974 and to professor in 1985.

He is survived by his wife Barbara and two sons, Jeffrey and Jonathan.

James F. Harris
Department of History
University of Maryland, College Park