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Professor Lloyd I. Rudolph was born on November 1, 1927, and died on January 16, 2016.
He was an American author, political thinker, educationist and the Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago,
known for his scholarship and writings on the India social and political milieu.
The Government of India, in 2014, honored Lloyd Rudolph and his wife, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, for their services to literature and education, by bestowing on them the third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.
He graduated with a BA in 1948 from Harvard University and continued at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government to secure his MPA in 1950.
Lloyd began his career in 1948 when he was selected as the group leader for a summer camp, Experiment in International Living, in France which he attended once again in 1951.
Following his return from France, he enrolled as the Research Assistant to Bertram Gross, the Executive Director of Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President and worked there till 1949.
The next responsibilities was as Administrative Assistant to Emil J. Sady, Chief, Pacific Branch, Office of Territories, Department of the Interior.
After Six years later, in 1956, he obtained his PhD from Harvard University, itself, based on his thesis, The Meaning of Party: From the Politics of Status to the Politics of Opinion in Eighteenth Century England and America.
He joined the University of Chicago in 1964 where he served in various capacities for 34 years.
Mr.Rudolph retired from the university and became Professor Emeritus in 2002.
His wife was Susanne Hoeber, his longtime friend, co-authored and colleague, on July 19, 1952.
Thet had three children, Jenny, Amelia and Matthew.
The couple retired from the University of Chicago, alternates their residence in their homes in the US and Jaipur, India, where they have found a home in Jaipur.
He held many positions and received many awards.
Lloyd Rudolph passed away at 88yrs old.