Levy, Marion J. Jr.

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Levy, Marion J. Jr. Gender: M
Marion Levy
born on 12 December 1918 at 18:15 (= 6:15 PM )
Place Galveston, Texas, 29n18, 94w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°11' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°18 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 03°34'


American sociologist noted for his work on modernization theory, and perhaps best known outside academia for an extremely short book, Levy's Laws of the Disillusionment of the True Liberal. The cynical "laws", originally numbering six and ultimately totalling 11, became a commonly quoted source of condensed sociopolitical wisdom.

Levy received his doctorate in sociology from Harvard, studying under Talcott Parsons. Levy was hired at Princeton in 1947 and would work there for the remainder of his life.

Levy was an advocate of structural-functionalism in sociology. His two-volume Modernization and the Structure of Societies was a systematic statement of modernization theory. Levy also produced analytic works on Chinese and Japanese history.

He died on 26 May 2002, aged 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Sociology)