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Carl Arvid Taube ’61

Published in Apr. 18, 1990, issue

CARL A. TAUBE, Ph.D., died of congestive heart failure while awaiting a heart transplant on Sept. 28, 1989, at Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital in Baltimore. Since 1987 he had been a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Mental Hygiene, following a 25-year career at the National Institute of Mental Health. He was, according to a press release, "a pioneer in the fields of mental health economics and mental health services research."

A native of N.Y., Carl prepared for Princeton at Kent School. At Princeton he majored in sociology, was a member of Terrace Club, and roomed with Mark Finks and Nick Joukovsky. He went on to earn a doctorate in sociology at American Univ. At N.I.M.H., which he joined in 1961 as a statistician, he rose to become director of the Division of Biometry and Applied Sciences. Widely published throughout his career, Carl was consultant to the World Health Organization, advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program for the Chronically Mentally Ill, and recipient of numerous professional awards from public and mental health agencies and organizations.

The son of the late Count Arvid E. Taube '17 and Alice N. Taube, Carl is survived by his wife, Janet Cranmer, of Woodsboro, Md.; his sons, Carl E., of Raleigh, N.C., and John E., of Ellicott City, Md.; his mother; and two sisters, Margaret Harper (W '54) and Karen de Baun. With them, we mourn his passing.

The Class of 1961

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