1993 Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences
Murray Aborn served the social sciences for three decades as a Program Director for the Social and Economic Science division of the National Science Foundation. To this position he brought knowledge, ision, and rigor, and the understanding that social science advances most effectively when it is built upon sound methodology and a strong institutional infrastructure. When the social sciences were under assault in the early 1980s, he helped to preserve such institutions as the National Election Studies and ICPSR. The social sciences are stronger today because Murray Aborn was at the National Science Foundation during periods of both rapid growth and great challenge.