In Memoriam

Joseph D. Warren (1938-2010)

Joseph D. Warren, political associate of former Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis and longtime faculty member at Northeastern University in Boston, died late last month from complications of a stroke. He was 71 years old.

Warren was a native of Harlem. He graduated from North Carolina A&T State University and held master’s and doctoral degrees from Brandeis University.

Dr. Warren served as the assistant secretary for education in Massachusetts from 1975 to 1979. He joined the Northeastern University faculty in 1982 and also served as director of community affairs and special assistant to the vice president for government relations. Before suffering a stroke in early March he was teaching a course on the economic status of ethnic minorities.

Warren’s son, Setti, is now mayor of Newton, Massachusetts.

Charlotte Anna Hanley Scott (1925-2010)

Charlotte H. Scott, professor emerita of commerce and education at the University of Virginia, has died in Charlottesville at the age of 84.

A native of Yonkers, New York, in 1947 she graduated from Barnard College. She later earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 1971 Scott was the first African-American woman to be named a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

In 1976 Charlotte Scott and her husband Nathan Scott both accepted tenured faculty positions at the University of Virginia. Her husband, now deceased, retired in 1990 as the William R. Kenan Professor of Religious Studies. Charlotte Scott retired from teaching in 1998.