In Memoriam

Daniel Thomas Skinner (1916-2008)

Daniel Thomas Skinner, a professor of foreign languages at Morgan State University in Baltimore for more than three decades, died of respiratory failure at a retirement community in Northwest Baltimore. He was 91 years old.

A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Professor Skinner graduated from Boston English High School and went on to Harvard College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Romance languages in 1938 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He held a master’s degree from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Romance languages from Harvard University.  Dr. Skinner was fluent in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish and proficient in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Korean, and Portuguese.

His first teaching position was at Virginia State College near Petersburg. He also taught at Dillard University in New Orleans. In 1946 he joined the faculty at Morgan State University and remained there until his retirement in 1981.