Dr. Stanley Barron Freeborn was named the first Provost of the University of California, Davis in 1952. He then served as
Chancellor from 1958-1959. During his career he held several positions in the University of California system. From 1924-1935
he was chairman of the Division of Entomology at Davis. His research centered on mosquitoes and malaria and he was recognized
as an authority on malariology. His papers contain biographical and research materials, correspondence, and memorabilia.
Stanley Barron Freeborn (December 11, 1891-July 17, 1960) was the first provost of the University of California, Davis. He
received a B.S. degree in 1914 and a Ph.D. degree in 1924 from the Massachusetts Agricultural College. His entire scientific
and administrative career, save for two wartime leaves, was spent with the University of California. He joined the faculty
at Berkeley as an Instructor in Entomology in 1914. Freeborn was chairman of the Division of Entomology at Davis from 1924-1935,
then became assistant to the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Berkeley. Two years later, he was appointed Assistant
Dean of the College of Agriculture and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Berkeley. In 1952 he was
appointed as the first Provost of the Davis campus and in 1958 became Chancellor. Following his retirement in 1959, Freeborn
was a part-time academic assistant to University of California President Clark Kerr and worked on a study section of the National
Institutes of Health.
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