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 Alfred Arthur Baumeister

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Alfred Arthur Baumeister

  • Birth 25 Jul 1934 Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
  • Death 14 Mar 2011 Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Prairieville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 101424949

Son of Max Baumeister & Elfrieda Kessel (Mueller) Baumeister. Father of Alan Baumeister, Julie McLemore, Lisa Towers & Richard Baumeister.

He graduated from high school and college in Fairbanks in the 1950s. In 1961, he earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a professor of psychology at the University of Alabama from 1967 to 1973 and played an integral role in the Wyatt v. Stickney lawsuit involving Partlow State School and Bryce Hospital. In 1973, he accepted an appointment as a professor of psychology at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, where he also served as director of the Institute on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development. From 1983 to 1990, Dr. Baumeister was director of the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. He was a consultant to a variety of organizations including the White House Policy Committee and the President's Committee on Mental Retardation.


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  • Created by: Rick Kauffman
  • Added: 28 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101424949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Arthur Baumeister (25 Jul 1934–14 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101424949, citing Oaklane Memorial Park, Prairieville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Rick Kauffman (contributor 47010205) .