Last updated on: 1/3/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Gordon Morris Bakken, JD, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor of History at California State University at Fullerton
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of May 18, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, History, California State University at Fullerton, 1969-2014
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2007
  • Member, California Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Court Records Management, 1991-1997
  • Parliamentarian, Organization of American Historians, 1990-2001
  • Director, California Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Founding Vice President, California Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta, Theta Pi Chapter at California State University at Fullerton, 1982
  • Recipient, Bradley Fellowship, Montana Historical Society
Education:
  • JD, University of Wisconsin, 1973
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1970
  • MS, University of Wisconsin, 1967
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, 1966
Other:
  • He died of cancer on Dec. 5, 2014 at age 71
  • Active member of the First Lutheran Church of Fullerton