George Garrigues has been a journalism professor and a journalist — or, rather, a newspaperman. A journalist, H. L. Mencken once sniffed, is only a “newspaperman with spats.” (If you want to see some spats, click here.(If you want to know what H. L. Mencken looked like, click here.)GLG
Garrigues lives in the Palms district of West Los Angeles.
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Garrigues is a native Angeleno.He went to Centinela Elementary, Crozier Intermediate and Inglewood High schools, all in Inglewood.(He ran for senior class president at Inglewood High and received about three votes.)He was at UCLA for 3-1/2 years (international relations) but graduated with a B.A. in government from UC at Riverside.He earned an M.A. from UCLA, where he wrote a thesis on the history of the UCLA Daily Bruin.(It’s here if you want to read it.)His mother operated a secretarial service, and his father was a newspaperman.His brother was a guru and a psychiatric social worker.His sister helps people live through the crises in their lives.
The most interesting period of his life was the two years he spent in Geneva, Switzerland, as a public information officer with the International Labor Organization.
Garrigues has been on the full-time faculty of these schools: • Western Washington State College • University of Southern California • University of the Pacific • Wayne State University • University of Bridgeport (department chair) • Lincoln University of Missouri (department chair)