David Robertson, oft-quoted UMSL political science professor, dies at 69 | Obituaries

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David Robertson had planned to retire next year after spending nearly 40 years as a political science professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, but chose to retire in September so the university could honor the job offers it had made to two younger professors.

Even during pandemic budget squeezes, Dr. Robertson wanted to help.

“It spoke to Dave’s dedication to others,” said his longtime colleague Terry Jones, who said Dr. Robertson was always willing to guide co-workers and students. “He had

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Dave Robertson dies at age 69

Dave Robertson appeared on 5 On Your Side as a political analyst from 2000 to 2018

ST. LOUIS — A longtime 5 On Your Side political analyst and University of Missouri-St. Louis professor has died.

Dave Robertson, a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, died on Oct. 7, from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 69 years old.

He was a nationally recognized scholar of American political development. Robertson appeared on 5 On Your Side as an analyst from 2000 to 2018.

Robertson was a beloved teacher throughout his 37 years at UMSL. A release from the university said he inspired thousands of undergraduates in the introductory American government course, fostered hundreds of baccalaureates in his advanced courses on environmental policy and federalism, and nurtured tens of doctoral students. Among his many career honors were the Governor’s Award for

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