Charles E. Odegaard, 1958-73
Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1911 he earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1932 and his Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from Harvard University in 1933 and 1937. Before his work at the University of Washington he taught at the University of Illinois as well as served in the Navy during the Second World War. Odegaard served as President of the University of Washington from 1958 to 1973. He also served as a professor of both biomedical history and higher education. He died on November 14, 1999 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 88.