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Walter A. Fogel

Professor of Management, Emeritus

UC Los Angeles




Professor Walter A. Fogel, who retired from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management in 1993, died of cancer on June 25, 2003 at the age of 70.


A native of Fargo, North Dakota, Professor Fogel earned a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in 1954, a master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota in 1952, and a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962. He was immediately recruited to UCLA’s School of Business Administration (later the Anderson Graduate School of Management) and for the next 29 years continued as an active member of its faculty.


Professor Fogel published extensively in his fields of specialization: organizational behavior and labor economics. Notable among his eight books were Mexican Illegal Alien Workers in the United States (1978) and The Equal Pay Act (1984). He was a prolific contributor to scholarly journals as well, many of his monographs and articles dealing with aspects of the immigrant labor experience. After retiring he served as arbitrator in a number of labor disputes.


A talented athlete throughout his life, he played on championship basketball teams while in college and during Army service in Puerto Rico. Even in retirement he placed fifth in the 1998 Senior National Hardcourt Tennis Tournament in Santa Barbara, in the course of which he defeated former professional champion and Wimbledon player Whitney Reed.


He is survived by his second wife, Nan Thorne; two daughters, Susan M. Fogel and Cathleen Fogel; a son, Peter Fogel; a step-daughter, Sara Mentock; a stepson, Jonathan Thorne; a brother, Mike Fogel; and four grandchildren.


UCLA Today, August 12, 2003

Norah Jones