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
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
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.
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.
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.