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Martin Kilson
BornMartin Luther Kilson Jr.
February 14, 1931(1931-02-14)
East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedApril 24, 2019(2019-04-24) (aged 88)
Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Martin Luther Kilson Jr. (February 14, 1931 – April 24, 2019) was an American political scientist. He was the first black academic to be appointed a full professor at Harvard University, where he was later the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government from 1988 until his retirement in 1999.[1]

Kilson died on April 24, 2019 in Lexington, Massachusetts at the age of 88.[2]


  1. Sollors, Werner; Titcomb, Caldwell; Underwood, Thomas A.; Kennedy, Randall (1993) (in en). Blacks at Harvard: A Documentary History of African-American Experience at Harvard and Radcliffe. NYU Press. ISBN 978-0-8147-7973-6 . 
  2. Watson, Jamal (April 27, 2019). "Dr. Martin Kilson Dead at 88". Diverse Education. Retrieved April 29, 2019.