Vernon Cheadle

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Vernon Irvin Cheadle (February 6, 1910 – July 23, 1995) was an American botanist, educator and university administrator. He served as the 2nd chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1962 until 1977.[1]

He was born in Salem, South Dakota, and received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Ohio in 1932, and a master's degree and Ph.D. in botany from Harvard University.

He was an active masters athlete and held the M75 world record in the shot put, set at his home track at UCSB, for over a decade.

Academic offices
Preceded by
Samuel B. Gould
Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Succeeded by
Robert Huttenback


  1. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (July 25, 1995). "Vernon I. Cheadle, 85, Botanist And U. of California Chancellor". New York Times.