1884 – Born in Wellesley, Massachusetts on the 21st of January.
– He had visited the Soviet Union and wrote a book, Liberty Under the Soviets.
1917 – On the 1st of July, the AUAM responded by creating the Civil Liberties Bureau, headed by Baldwin.
– The CLB separated from the AUAM on the 1st of October, renaming itself the National Civil Liberties Bureau, with Baldwin as director.
1920 – The NCLB was renamed the American Civil Liberties Union with Baldwin continuing as the ACLU’s first executive director.
– Founded American Civil Liberties Union.
1927 – He joined the Industrial Workers of the World.
1940 – Baldwin led the campaign to purge the ACLU of Communist Party members.
1947 – General Douglas MacArthur invited him to Japan to foster the growth of civil liberties in that country.
1950 – Baldwin retired from the ACLU leadership.
1981 – President Jimmy Carter awarded Baldwin the Medal of Freedom on the 16th of January.
– Died on the 26th of August.