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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 27, 2004

Services Set For Emmett Vaughan

Funeral services for Emmett J. Vaughan, the J. E. Partington Professor of Insurance at the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business, will be Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Vaughan died Sunday, Oct. 24 in Nevada, where he and his wife Connie were visiting.

Friends may call at a visitation Friday, Oct. 29, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. A parish wake service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Gifts to the Tippie College Institute of Risk Management and Insurance may be directed to the Emmett J. Vaughan Memorial Fund c/o University of Iowa Foundation, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, Iowa, 52244-4550. Gifts to the Jesuit Partnership may be sent to Wisconsin Province Jesuits, 3400 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis., 43208.

Vaughan, 69, joined the UI faculty in 1963 and served in a variety of positions, including associate dean and interim dean of the Tippie College of Business and dean of the Division of Continuing Education. Most recently Vaughan served as professor of finance and was affiliated with the Institute of Risk Management and Insurance at the Tippie College of Business.

Vaughan was internationally known in the field of insurance, and his textbooks were used around the globe. He authored more than 15 books and over 200 scholarly articles on insurance, and lectured on insurance and risk management issues in the United States and abroad. His many accomplishments included being inducted as a charter member of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.

He held a Ph.D. in economics and insurance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, an M.A. in economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a B.A. in economics from Creighton University.

His daughter, Therese Vaughan, is the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Iowa.

For a complete biography of Vaughan, see

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