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Paul Lazarsfeld

Paul Lazarsfeld (1901–1976)
Faculty 1949–69

Paul Lazarsfeld came to the U.S. from Vienna, Austria, where he had received a degree in mathematics and done a study of the unemployed in an Austrian town, which became a landmark in survey studies in sociology. He worked for the Bureau of Radio Research and then came to Columbia where he founded the Bureau of Radio Applied Social Research with Merton. He was a popular teacher, renowned researcher, and a universal genius, with love of music. He won numerous awards at Columbia.

Submitted by Hannah Wartenberg, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1973, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1963, who is solely responsible for the content.

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