Ash, Stephen V., The Journal of Southern History
Milton M. Klein, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Tennessee, died in Knoxville on June 10, 2004, at age eighty-six. His death brought to an end a long career of distinguished scholarship, service, and teaching.
Born August 15, 1917, in New York City and a lifelong unabashed booster of the city, Milton received the B.S.S. (1937) and M.S. (1939) degrees from the City College and the Ph.D. (1954) from Columbia University. From 1954 to 1969 he taught or held administrative posts at Columbia, Long Island University, and SUNY-Fredonia. In 1969 he joined the history department of the University of Tennessee, where he served until his retirement in 1985.
American colonial and Revolutionary history, particularly New York's experience, and American legal history were Milton's passions. Among his many publications are The Politics of Diversity: Essays in the History of Colonial New York (Port Washington, N.Y., 1974) and The American Whig: William Livingston of New York (New York, 1993). He was the general co-editor of the thirteen-volume History of the American Colonies (Millwood, N.Y., 1973-1986) and editor of The Empire State: A History of New York (New York, 2001).
Milton's service, like his scholarship, continued right up until his death. …