Philip E. Converse


Age: 86

Summary: professor emeritus of sociology and political science at the University of Michigan who as a 32-year-old research scientist concluded with three co-authors in The American Voter that most American voters were remarkably uninformed and nonideological and that they based their preferences largely on party affilation after Adai Stevenson had been defeated twice by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1960.

Cause of Death: Chronic lung disease

Born: November 17, 1928

Died: December 30, 2014

Ann Arbor, Michigan