University of California, San Diego
January 6, 2004
SUBJECT: Memorial Tribute to John S. Galbraith on January 12, 2004
You are cordially invited to join the Galbraith family and friends, and the UCSD community, for a memorial tribute to John S. Galbraith, Professor Emeritus of History and Chancellor Emeritus, UCSD, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2004 in the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club at UCSD.
John Galbraith, UCSD's second chancellor and an internationally acknowledged expert on the 19th century British Empire, died June 10, 2003 of complications resulting from pneumonia. He was 86.
He served as Chancellor of UCSD from 1964-68, a tumultuous time on campus due to the Vietnam War and student protests, and as Vice Chancellor from 1962-64. He was the champion of the architecturally spectacular Geisel Library, and adamantly insisted that to be truly great, a university must have an outstanding library.
He specialized in British Imperial history and devoted much of his prodigious scholarly efforts to the study of the British Empire in the 19th century, writing four books on the subject, which were hailed as seminal in the field.
John Galbraith retired from the University of California in 1986 after 39 years of service as a history professor at UCLA and history professor and administrator at UCSD.
I hope you can join me at this community tribute to Chancellor Galbraith's legacy.