The Seabury Lecture Series honors the memory of Gerald Seabury who was one of the School’s most active and committed alumni. He was born in Nebraska in 1921 and served in the Navy during WW II. He returned to school after the war and received his MSW here at Berkeley in 1958 in medical social work. In 1960 he married an MSW colleague, Margaret, whom he met at the School of Social Welfare. After graduation, Gerald Seabury worked at Fairmont Alameda county Hospital as a social worker in rehabilitation services. In 1962, he joined the Contra Costa County Social Services Department as a medical program specialist and was active in the statewide planning effort to establish the new Medicaid program. He remained powerfully committed to public social welfare throughout his career and he also remained an ardent supporter of our School – as a charter member of the Social Welfare Alumni Association. Gerald Seabury retired from active social work in 1975 and died in November 1981 at the age of 60. His wife, Margaret, endowed this lecture series so we can honor Gerald Seabury’s memory.
Seabury Lecture Schedule
5 pm – 5:45 pm Public Reception and Book Signing, Sutardja Dai Hall, Third Floor Atrium, UC Berkeley
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Frances’ presentation, with time for Q&A from the audience.
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