|Dr. Galen Price: 1912 - 2000
News of the passing of Dr. Price has been forwarded to us.
We are including the forwarded information in its entirety.
Dr. Galen Price, the fourth President of Palmer College of Chiropractic,
died on Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Lakeland, Fla. He was the first
president of the College who was not a member of the Palmer family,
succeeding to the presidency upon the death of Dr. David Palmer in 1978.
Remembering Dr. Price, the current President of the College, Dr. Guy
Riekeman, offered the following:
"If you plant for a year, you plant corn.
If you plant for a century, you plant a tree.
If you plant for a millennium, you plant ideas and educate students."
"Galen Price changed the world by planting ideas in generation after
generation of chiropractic students. He taught my father, he taught me,
he taught the profession. He was kind and gentle, witty and caring,
strong in principle; a colleague, a mentor, a friend. The world and our
profession have lost an irreplaceable gem; today we will mourn, tomorrow
we will celebrate, but for all time let's not forget the gift he gave -
the gift that was his life."
Born on March 25, 1912, Galen Price was a native of Larned, Kansas. He
attended Clark University in Massachusetts and graduated from Palmer
School of Chiropractic in 1936. He was a veteran of World War II, having
served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the South
Pacific from 1941 to 1944.
He served at the College as Dean of Faculty, Chairman of the Department of
Chiropractic Sciences and Dean of Philosophy. He was named Chairman of the
Administrative Executive Committee in 1976 and Administrator of the
College in 1977.
Although contemplating retirement, he agreed to serve as President so that
the Board of Trustees could conduct a thorough search for the next
President. He served until Dr. Jerome McAndrews was appointed in 1979.
Among his many honors were an honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities
from Palmer in 1968, being named a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of
Chiropractic in 1990, ICA Chiropractor of the Year in 1977 and the ICA's
Herbert Ross Reaver Award for Lifetime Service in 1999. The Palmer Student
Council named Dr. Price "Mr. Philosophy of Chiropractic" in 1973.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Lorene Price, 916 Forrest Lake Dr.,
Lakeland, FL 33809, and sons Galen Jr., David, Charles and George, and
daughters Patricia and Mary Lorene.
Visitation is tentatively scheduled at Halligan-McCabe-Devries Funeral
Home, 614 N. Main St., Davenport, for Friday, Jan. 21, with Funeral Mass
to be conducted on Saturday at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 916 E.
Rusholme St., Davenport. Details are expected later today and will be
made available in a later announcement. A memorial service is being
planned for the Palmer community, subject to the wishes of the Price
family. Details on that event will also be announced later.
We will update information on visitation and services when we receive it.