George Lauber, Jr., associate professor emeritus of sociology/anthropology, died May 6, 2018, in Johnston, Iowa, at age 97. Lauber served Central College for more than 30 years.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1921, Lauber studied at The New School for Social Research in New York City, received a Master of Arts degree in international relations, history, political science and social science, a diploma from The University of Stockholm in 1954, and completed additional studies at the University of Heidelberg. He began his career at Central in 1956 as instructor of sociology. In 1959, he became assistant professor of sociology. He received tenure in 1960 and was promoted to associate professor of sociology/anthropology in 1963. He retired from that position in 1987.