Linton Freeman

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Linton Clarke Freeman
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DiedAugust 17, 2018 (aged 91)
EducationNorthwestern University (Ph.D. 1956), University of Hawaii (M.A. 1953), Roosevelt University (B.A. 1952)
Known forsocial network, centrality
Scientific career
Fieldssocial network
InstitutionsSyracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, Lehigh University, University of California, Irvine

Linton Clarke Freeman (1927 – August 17, 2018) was an American structuralist sociologist known for his pioneering work in social networks. He was an emeritus professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.[1] Freeman developed the first measure of betweenness centrality. He was the founding editor of the journal Social Networks[2] which began publishing in 1979.[3]

Freeman died on August 17, 2018 at the age of 91.[4]


  1. ^ "Emeritus Faculty - Sociology". UC Irvine School of Social Sciences. Retrieved 24 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Social Networks". Elsevier. Retrieved 24 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Social Networks (journal)". Retrieved January 25, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "In memoriam: Linton C. Freeman". University of California, Irvine. Retrieved August 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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