Graham L. Kimble 1930–2016
Kimble was Carleton's first Director of Data Processing, Director of the Computer Center, and Director of Computing Activities. The progression of his titles describes the development of computing at Carleton from 1964 until his retirement in 1980. He was also an instructor in mathematics and a tutor to many faculty, staff, and students. Richard Ramette remarked that his "genius was to give Carleton students much of the responsibility for daily management of the computer center and unlimited freedom to innovate."
Graham was a US Navy veteran, who worked for Investors Diversified Services in Minneapolis before coming to Carleton. After Carleton he was a consultant and established a digital network for Ryt-Way Packaging, a Northfield company. He was a Northfield City Councilor and served as interim mayor for a time.
When he retired to Casper, WY in 1993, he was a consultant to the local police department and a volunteer for Crime Stoppers and Make-A-Wish.
He died in Casper, WY at age 85.