Ralph Bunche
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1904
Date of Death: 1971
Cause of Death: Complications due to diabetes
Occupation: Diplomat, Educator, Political scientist
Spouse: Ruth Harris
Children: Joan,
Jane (d. 1966),
Ralph Jr.
Fictional Appearances:
The Valley-Westside War
POD: Unknown
First stated POD: 1961
Relevant POD: Summer, 1967
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: Unknown;20th Century
Cause of Death: Unknown, possible casualty of war

Ralph Johnson Bunche (August 7, 1904 - December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Palestine. He was the first person of color to be so honored in the history of the Prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations.

Ralph Bunche in The Valley-Westside War[]

The Bunche Hall on the campus of the University of California in Los Angeles, one of numerous locations commemorating Ralph Bunche, was established already in his lifetime. Originally, the inscription near his bust at the entrance read "Ralph Bunche (1904- )".

In the home timeline, when Bunche died in 1971, the inscription was completed to read "Ralph Bunche (1904-1971)".

In an alternate where the United States was devastated by a nuclear war in 1967, the UCLA Campus, including Bunche Hall and Bunche's bust, survived the Soviet nuclear bombings; however, the inscription on the bust remained incomplete - "Ralph Bunche (1904- )" - throughout the 20th and 21st Century.

Liz Mendoza, whose work for Crosstime Traffic gave a her a chance to see the UCLA campus on both timelines and make comparisons, was depressed by this discrepancy.[1]


  1. The Valley-Westside War, pgs. 22-23, hc.