Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Robert King Merton
Birth: Jul. 5, 1910
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 2003
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Nobel Prize winning Sociologist. His works included Sociological theory, method, and research. Merton is also noted for his studies in Mass Communication by the Sociological perspective. He worked closely with Paul Lazarfeld and continued Emile Durkheim's study on anomic suicide. He received his doctorate degree in 1936 at Harvard and became a professor at Tulane in August of 1936. After several years at Tulane, Merton began a teaching career at Columbia University in 1947, where he taught Sociology courses and was chair of the Sociology department. Merton was responsible for the coining of the phrase "self-fulfilling prophecy," which means that living life is dependant on what is given to your life by means of roles and values. This is also sometimes called "serendipity". Merton won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1994. His work on the Serendipity and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy was the basis of the award. (bio by: John Baumer) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Baumer
Record added: Sep 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9400513
Robert King Merton
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014

- Happy Heavenly Birthday Dearest Angel ~ Rhonda Sue
 Added: Jul. 5, 2011
There are 26 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 17 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service