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Whit remembered

On our May 1963 cover, we paid tribute to Yale president A. Whitney Griswold ’29, ’33PhD, who died of cancer at age 56, sixty years ago yesterday. He is remembered for steering Yale through the changes of the postwar years, for his commitment to academic freedom, and for his perception and wit. The first Yale president to die in office since 1817, he was succeeded by provost Kingman Brewster Jr. ’41.

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  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 9:33pm April 23 2023 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    <> Griswold served as Yale's president from 1950 to his death from colon cancer in 1963 at age 56. He is largely responsible for Yale's now legendary series of modern architectural masterpieces, e.g. Louis Kahn's Art Gallery of 1953. He also reversed the anti-science bias of previous Yale administrations, and added new fellowships and beautiful laboratories to Science Hill. And he hired Kingman Brewster as Provost. Maybe Yale should name a building after him, yuh think? <>

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