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Gordon Bakken: 1943-2014

Dec. 10, 2014

Cal State Fullerton professor emeritus of history, author and scholar Gordon Bakken studied a topic that few men study – women.

Bakken, recently awarded the Coalition for Western Women’s History Lifetime Achievement Award, died Friday of cancer at age 71. CSUF will be hosting a memorial service for the longtime professor – details to come.

Gordon’s life is already being celebrated and mourned.

“I think it’s extraordinary for a professor to already be mourned so deeply and to have so much love expressed about him,” said Betsy Jameson, founding member of the Coalition for Western Women’s History and president of the Western History Association. “It is a testimony to the man as a teacher, scholar and mentor.” Continue reading.

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