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Joseph Vaughan Dies

January 22, 1999 -- Joseph L. Vaughan, long-time U.Va. professor and administrator, died Jan. 19 at age 93. A memorial service for him will be held Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Throughout his career, Vaughan held numerous posts, beginnning as an English instructor in 1927. He was U.Va.'s first provost from 1956-60 and first to hold the Engineering School's chair named for him. Vaughan was instrumental in creating the school's humanities division in the mid-1930s.

Born in Lynchburg Jan. 26, 1905, Vaughan received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate from U.Va. in 1926, 1927 and 1940, respectively. A beloved teacher and colleague, he received numerous awards during his tenure, including the Raven Society award in 1970 and the Alumni Association's distinguished professor award in 1971.

In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Vaughan wrote Rotunda Tales: Stories From the University of Virginia, 1920-1960, in 1991. He was also an accomplished violinist, photographer, water colorist and cultivator of roses.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be sent to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Music Fund or the Virginia Engineering Foundation Joseph L. Vaughan Fund.

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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