1976 – 1980


D. Gale Johnson served as the third Provost of the University of Chicago. He was born in the rural town of Vinton, Iowa.  Johnson became interested in economics after writing a letter and receiving a reply from Theodore Schultz, then a professor at Iowa State College (now University).  Johnson went on to study at Iowa State with Professor Schultz eventually following him to the University of Chicago in 1944.

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