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Murray Galinson, pictured in the spring of 2012, served as a California Western professor for more than 13 years, and as a longtime trustee for the law school.
California Western Mourns Loss of Campus and Civic Leader Murray Galinson
Longtime professor and trustee shared dedication to justice and community
SAN DIEGO, January 4, 2013 - California Western School of Law mourns the loss of former professor and longtime trustee Murray Galinson, who passed away January 3 after complications from surgery.

Galinson came to San Diego in 1972 to join the faculty of California Western, then located at its Point Loma campus. He taught at the law school for more than 13 years before leaving San Diego to serve as deputy director of fellow Minnesotan Walter Mondale’s presidential campaign. He later served as CEO and president of San Diego National Bank and led numerous local charities, including the Galinson Family Trust.

“Murray’s support of California Western endured long after he left the faculty,” said President and Dean Niels B. Schaumann. “His philanthropy and service to our board of trustees helped strengthen the foundation of our academic and community outreach programs, and helped position us as innovators in legal education. His leadership, vision, and genuine kindness will be missed by his many friends and colleagues here.”

Galinson joined the California Western Board of Trustees in 1986, serving two terms as chairman in the late 1990s, and continued as a trustee until his death. His generous financial support of the law school was recognized in numerous ways, including the dedication of the Galinson Family Creative Problem Solving Collection and Reading Area.

Galinson is survived by his wife, Elaine, three children, and eight grandchildren. Information about memorial services is still pending.