WMU News

Paul B. Horton

Nov. 20, 2003

Paul B. Horton, Western Michigan University professor emeritus of sociology, died Oct. 11 in Sun City, Ariz. He was 86.

Horton was a member of the WMU faculty for 33 years, from 1945 until his retirement in 1978. He was the author or co-author of several books, including "The Sociology of Social Problems," which in 1984 became the only sociology textbook ever to be published in an eighth edition.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Kent State University and a doctoral degree from Ohio State University.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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