Sheldon Stryker, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sheldon Stryker

American sociologist

Date of Birth: 26-May-1924

Place of Birth: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Date of Death: 04-May-2016

Profession: sociologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Sheldon Stryker

  • Sheldon Stryker (1924–2016) was an American sociologist.
  • Born in St.
  • Paul, Minnesota, on May 26, 1924, Stryker was raised by his grandfather and his aunts after his mother died.
  • He sought to enlist in the United States Army in 1942, but was rejected due to bad vision.
  • Stryker was drafted and became a combat medic the next year.
  • After World War II ended, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota to study social work.
  • Stryker changed his major to sociology later completed a doctorate in the subject at UM in 1955.
  • He taught at Indiana University, Bloomington from 1950 to 2002.
  • Stryker served as editor in chief of Social Psychology Quarterly from 1967 to 1969, and assumed an equivalent role for the American Sociological Review between 1982 and 1986.
  • He died on May 4, 2016, in Sarasota, Florida, aged 91, of surgical complications.

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