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Alden E. Lind ’60

Alden Lind ’60, of heart failure, November 28, 2001, in Duluth, Minnesota. He earned a PhD in political science from the University of Oregon in 1966 and was a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was also active in civil rights and union activities. In 1974, he returned to his native Minnesota and settled in Twin Points on the shores of Lake Superior. There, he became a leading activist in the protection of Lake Superior from pollution. He joined the Save Lake Superior Association and worked on a successful campaign to force a major mining company to stop dumping toxins into the lake. For the next 20 years, he continued to lead fights against other potential environmental threats to the lake. He was a member of the Iszaak Walton League of America and the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, where he became president and chairman, and he became known as a relentless advocate for environmental protection in Minnesota. He earned a number of awards for his conservation work, including the Izaak Walton League’s Sigurd F. Olson Conservation Award in 1993. Survivors include his wife; a son; a sister; a grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2002

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