Herbert Maccoby: 1922-2012

Herbert Maccoby, former professor and chair of the University of Maine Department of Sociology from 1971 to 1985, died Feb. 26, 2012, in Oakland, Calif. He was 89 years old.

According to a Bangor Daily News obituary, Maccoby also taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pittsburgh and Kansas State University. He authored a number of articles and papers on political sociology and the cooperative movement. Maccoby graduated from Western Reserve University in order to stay in Cleveland to help support his mother after his father died. After college, he served in the 44th Infantry Division in France, Germany and Austria during World War II. He remained in Germany after the war to work in the military government. Maccoby received a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University in 1949 and a doctorate in sociology from Columbia in 1955. Maccoby was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Sociological Association and the American Association of University Professors. Maccoby is survived by his wife, Babette Frank Maccoby; children Gina Maccoby of Chappaqua, N.Y., and Matthew Maccoby of Santa Monica, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

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