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academic administrator , educator , historian

Donald Christie Swain was American academic administrator, historian, educator. Recipient William B. Hellestine award Wisconsin State History Society, 1967, Distinguished Teaching award University California, Davis, 1972, Wilson Wyatt award University Louisville Alumni Association, 1995; named Louisvillian of Year, 1995.

Background

Swain, Donald Christie was born on October 14, 1931 in Des Moines. Son of G. Christie and Irene L. (Alsop) Swain.

Education

Bachelor, University Dubuque, 1953. Master of Arts in History, University California, Berkeley, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1961.

Doctor (honorary), University Louisville, 1995. Doctor (honorary), Bellarmine College, 1995.

Career

Assistant research historian University California, Berkeley, 1961-1963, member faculty Davis, 1963-1981, professor history, 1970-1981, academy assistant to chancellor, 1967-1968, assistant vice chancellor academy affairs, 1971, vice chancellor academy affairs, 1972-1975. Academy vice president University California System, Berkeley, 1975-1981. President University Louisville, 1981-1995, president emeritus, since 1995, professor history, 1981-1995.

Retired, 1995.

Connections

Married Lavinia Kathryn Lesh, March 5, 1955. Children: Alan Christie, Cynthia Catherine.

father:
G. Christie Swain

mother:
Irene L. (Alsop) Swain

spouse:
Lavinia Kathryn Lesh

children:
Alan Christie Swain

Cynthia Catherine Swain