A memorial service in celebration of former acting university president William S. Livingston will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. in the LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The school is located at 2300 Red River St., Austin, Texas, 78712.
Dr. Livingston, who was acting president of the university in 1992, died Aug. 15 at the age of 93. He was beloved by many alumni as the baritone voice of TEX, the 1990s telephone registration system, from which he signed off each call with “Goodbye and good luck.”
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lana; two sons and daughters-in-law; two grandsons and their wives; and four great-grandchildren.
An Ohio native and World War II veteran, Dr. Livingston earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge. He came to UT Austin in 1949 as a Government professor and spent the next six decades teaching and serving the university in various roles, including chair of the Government Department, vice chancellor of academic programs, and vice president and dean of graduate studies. He led the committee that planned the development of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.