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Leroy Elwood Kimball (1888-1962)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1959
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 55 1/2 x 36 in. ( 141 x 91.4 cm )
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1959.48
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Marks: signature and date: lower right: "John Johansen / 59"

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A native of Flint, Michigan, Kimball was awarded an M.A. degree from New York University in 1917, and in 1925 became comptroller of the university, a position he held for twenty years. He was appointed vice-chancellor and comptroller in 1945 and two years later became secretary-treasurer of the board of trustees of the N.Y.U.-Bellevue Medical Center. Kimball was a member of N-YHS, and served as a vice-president and trustee.