Herbert Linville was born in 1928 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, the only child of Arthur and Lucille Godman Linville. He was a graduate of Rhodes College, Memphis, TN where he received a Bachelor's degree in French, and Columbia University, NY, NY where he was awarded an MS degree in Library Science. He served two years in the US Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.
Herb's career as a Librarian began in 1953 when he accepted an appointment at UCSB, and ended upon his retirement in 1988. Herb was a member of The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara and served in various capacities. He was very devoted to the arts and supported many local music and dramatic organizations.
Herb was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and deacon, and he served many years in various offices at the Presbytery of Santa Barbara and beyond.
A Memorial Service is schedule for August 15, 2014 at 2PM in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church located at 21 E. Constance Ave, Santa Barbara. Friends may remember Herb with a memorial gift to the Endowment Fund of First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, or with a donation to the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara.