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.
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- "So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy."
- "The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention."