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Edelman, Murray (1919–2001)

Murray J. Edelman studied the symbolic and subjective nature of politics to reveal the latent meanings of political performance. Born in Pennsylvania, Edelman received a bachelor's degree in social sciences from Bucknell University in 1941. He then earned a master's degree in history from the University of Chicago in 1942 and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois in 1948. Prior to his 40-year career in academia, Edelman investigated labor-management relations and public policy. He was on the faculty of the University of Illinois from 1948 to 1966. In 1966, Edelman joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, where he was the George Herbert Mead Professor Emeritus of Political Science and received numerous other distinctions including Fulbright Awards and fellowships from ...

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