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law and sociology educator

Hans Zeisel, law and sociology educator. Recipient Grand Decoration of Honor Gold Insignia, Austrian Republic, 1981,Paul F. Lazarsfeld award for outstanding contributions in sociological Meteorology ofAm. Sociological Association, 1992.


Zeisel, Hans was born on December 1, 1905 in Czechoslovakia.


Dr.Jur., University Vienna, 1927. Doctor Rer. Pol., University Vienna, 1928. Doctor of Laws (honorary), John Jay College, 1989.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), City University of New York, 1990.


Instructor statistics and economics Rutgers University, 1942-1943. Director research development McCann-Erickson, 1943-1950. Director research Tea Council, 1950-1952.

Professor law and sociology University Chicago Law School, 1953-1974, emeritus, 1974-1992. Past research associate Center for Studies in Criminal Justice. Consultant American Bar Foundation, Austrian Ministry of Justice, Rand Corporation, War Department.

Chairman board Marplan International. Director American Association Public Opinion Research. Board directors Bull Atomic Scientists.

Member advisory committee Police Foundation.



Board directors Austro-American Foundation. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Statistical Association, American Sociological Association. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Eva Zeisel, 1938. Children: Jean Richards, John.

Eva Zeisel

Jean Richards Zeisel

John Zeisel