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Joseph William McGuire

1925 - 2016
Joseph William McGuire Obituary
March 14, 1925 - August 29, 2016 Dr. Joseph (Joe) William McGuire, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 14, 1925, passed away peacefully at home on August 29th, in Aliso Viejo, California, at age 91. He leaves behind many who love him including his four children, Larry McGuire, Karen Evans, Eileen Graham-Klotz, and Kevin McGuire, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years; Marge. Joe was an esteemed professor and college administrator, award winning author, artist, TV personality and economic advisor. He was a man of integrity; respected and admired for his sense of honesty, compassion, humor, and an unwavering sense of dedication for his family. Joe, at 17, enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served in Europe during WW II. After the war he married Margaret, and went on to get an MBA and PhD degrees at Columbia University. Joe served as a professor and/or administrator at a number of universities including: the University of Washington in Seattle (1950-1963), Fulbright Professor at the Netherlands College of Economics in Rotterdam (1957-1958), Professor at the University of Hawaii (1962- 1963), Dean of the School of Business at the University of Kansas (1963-1968), Ford Research Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University (1967-1968), Dean of Business at the University of Illinois (1968-1971), Vice President of Planning at the University of California (1971-1974) at Berkeley, and was a Professor/Dean at University of California (1974-1994) at Irvine where he helped start the Executive MBA Program. Joe authored a number of groundbreaking management books including: Business and Society (1963) nominated for the Peabody Award and winner of the McKinsey Book Award. Theories of Business Behavior (1964) and Inequality: the Poor and the Rich in America (1969). He was a contributing author on many other books and wrote scores of published articles on a number business related topics and even had his own early morning television show in Seattle in 1962. He consulted for a number of companies. He was also a Director on a number of different corporate boards. Joe liked to golf, paint and travel the world with family and friends, and to spend time with his children and their families. He will be missed by all of them and the many others who were fortunate to know this extraordinary man! A memorial service will be held at the Covington retirement community, located at 3 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, CA, on Saturday, September 17, beginning at 10:00 am.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 9, 2016
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