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2021: Stanford remembers

Members of the Stanford community remember those who have passed away in 2021.


Gerald Dorfman, senior fellow emeritus and a former associate director for research at the Hoover Institution, and a retired courtesy professor of political science at Stanford University, an authority on British and European politics, including the European Union, died March 15.

Robert “Buzz” Baldwin, PhD, professor emeritus of biochemistry and a founding member of the department at Stanford University School of Medicine, died March 6 in Portola Valley.

Marion Lewenstein, teaching professor emerita of communication, academic secretary of the Faculty Senate from 1991 to 1994, and one of the first journalists to cover what would become known as Silicon Valley, died March 6 in Palo Alto.


Ernlé William Dyer Young, PhD, professor emeritus of medicine and co-founder of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, died Feb. 14 in Ashland, Oregon.

George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Business who served three American presidents and played a pivotal role in shaping economic and foreign policy in the late 20th century, died Feb. 6 at Stanford.


David Katzenstein, MD, professor emeritus of infectious diseases and global health, who spurred advances in diagnosing, treating and preventing AIDS, died Jan. 25 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Deborah Rhode, the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, director of the Center on the Legal Profession and an expert on legal ethics, died Jan. 8.