Jean Aldrich

Jean Hamilton Aldrich (1919 – 2016) was the wife of UCI founding Chancellor Daniel G. Aldrich Jr. She attended the University of Arizona, where she earned the Freeman Award for top female graduate and was honorary captain of the ROTC cadet corps. In 1990, she was honored with the UCI Founders Award. In 2004, she helped host her second U.S. president (the first being Lyndon B. Johnson at the campus dedication in 1964) when Barack Obama spoke at the UCI commencement ceremony. She is survived by her three children – Daniel G. Aldrich III, Elizabeth A. Toomey, and Stuart Aldrich, as well as seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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