Richard  Lachmann

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I was so heartbroken to hear of Richard's passing. I have worked with him in the sociology department at the University at Albany for the past 15 years. He was a brilliant sociologist, a wonderful colleague, and a fantastic mentor to many graduate students and other faculty members and researchers. He will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to Lyn and the whole family. I send my deepest condolences. May his memory be for a blessing.


Posted by: Joanne Kaufman - Albany, NY - Coworker   Sep 21, 2021

Richard was one of my professors and I learned so much from him. I will always remember him and cherish. the impact he had on my life and career. He was fun, patient, warm and always always positive. His political commitment and writings were always spot on. He definitely left a positive impact on this world.


Posted by: Dalia Abdelhady - Lund, Sweden - Student   Sep 21, 2021

Richard was a wonderful colleague and friend and a superb intellectual. He will be greatly missed.


Posted by: Richard Alba - New Lebanon, NY - Friend   Sep 20, 2021

Richard and I took seminars together while graduate students at Harvard University in the 1970s. We continued to remain friends, having brief but meaningful conversations at meetings of the American Sociological Association. I will greatly miss his cheerful and reassuring presence and brilliant comments and contributions.


Posted by: Jeffrey Broadbent - Minneapolis, MN - Classmate   Sep 20, 2021