Memorial service planned for Johnson on Saturday, June 7
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, for D. Gale Johnson, the Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics, at the Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.
A reception will follow the service, and the private interment of Johnson's ashes will take place later in the afternoon.
Johnson, one of the world's most eminent researchers of agricultural and development economics, and who helped build the University's Department of Economics into a global powerhouse as its Chairman, died Sunday, April 13, in Amherst, Mass. He was 86.
His service to the University in an administrative capacity included serving as University Provost, Dean of the Social Sciences Division, Vice President and Dean of Faculties, Acting Director of the University Library, and two terms as Chairman of Economics.
During his chairmanship, Johnson helped recruit leading faculty to join the University, thus bolstering the department, which has produced more winners of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics than any other department in the world.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Johnson's memory to the Orphanage Assistance Program of Families with Children from China at: FCC Orphanage Assistance, P.O. Box 237065 Ansonia Station, New York, N.Y. 10023.
The University's Department of Economics is planning its own memorial service for Johnson that will take place in the fall.