Bakken Speaks at Constitution Day Conference
Oct. 5, 2012
Gordon M. Bakken
Gordon M. Bakken, professor of history, spoke Sept. 28 on "Voting, Citizenship & Issues Facing California" at the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County, 6th Annual Constitution Day Conference at Saddleback College.
He also chaired an Oct. 4 Coalition for Western Women's History roundtable on the book “Re-dressing America’s Frontier Past” by Peter Boag. The discussion was held at the Western History Association convention in Denver.
A member of the campus community since 1969, Bakken earned his doctorate and law degree from the University of Wisconsin. An expert on the U.S. Constitution, has written more than 20 books, including “Invitation to an Execution” in 2010, “Women Who Kill Men: California Courts, Gender and the Press” in 2009 and “The Mining Law of 1872: Past, Politics and Prospects” in 2008. He was honored in 2009 with the Western History Association’s 2009 Award of Merit and honorary life membership.