In Memoriam: Carol Elder Baumann, 1932-2021

Carol Baumann, a longtime professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, died on November 6. She was 89 years old.

A native of Plymouth, Wisconsin, she was valedictorian of the local high school. She completed a bachelor’s degree in international relations in seven semesters. She was one of the inaugural winners of a Marshall Scholarship a program of the British government. Dr. Baumann used the scholarship to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she earned a Ph.D.

Dr. Baumann joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served there for four years before joining the faculty at the Milwaukee campus. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 35 years. Professor Baumann was chair of the international relations major for 17 years and director of the Institute of World Affairs for 33 years.

Professor Baumann unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 1968. From 1979 to 1982, she was deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She then returned to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Baumann retired and was named professor emerita in 1997.

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