E. Digby Baltzell Photo

E. Digby Baltzell

Born: Nov 14, 1915

Death: Aug 17, 1996

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Nationality: United States

E. Digby Baltzell

Date of Birth : Nov 14, 1915
Date of Death : Aug 17, 1996
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Edward Digby Baltzell was an American sociologist, academic and author. He became an eminent professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and was credited with popularizing the acronym WASP. His work shed new light on the ruling elite of America, changing public perceptions of American society and history.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
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