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Baldwin, Roger Nash

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 97 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists


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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