William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr.: In Memoriam, 1931-2015

Sandy Muir
Sandy Muir
February 27, 2015

William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. passed away in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on the morning of February 26, 2015 at the age of 83. For more than 30 years, Professor Emeritus Sandy Muir taught thousands of Berkeley undergraduates and graduate students about American democracy, U.S. constitutional law, and the virtues of public service. Generations of students attended his classes and benefited from Professor Muir's help, guidance, and wisdom in navigating Berkeley and pursuing successful careers in academia and the public and private sectors. Professor Muir was a leading voice at Cal for promoting civic engagement and public leadership as an iconic faculty member in Berkeley’s Political Science Department.

Professor Sandy MuirIn 2014, IGS lead a campaign to create a lasting legacy for Sandy by the establishment of the William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. Leadership Award. The purpose of the Muir Leadership Award is to support deserving undergraduate students with an exemplary record of achievement in public service.

A memorial service is planned to celebrate the life of Sandy on Saturday, March 7, 10 am, at Newman Hall (2700 Dwight Way @ College Ave.) located just 4 blocks south of campus. All are welcome.