Perkins, James Alfred

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Name
Perkins, James Alfred Gender: M
born on 11 November 1911 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°27' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°49 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°17'



Biography

American academic administrator who served as the seventh president of Cornell University from 4 October 1963 until his resignation on 31 May 1969 in the wake of the occupation of Willard Straight Hall by armed African American students. In 1995 Thomas W. Jones, a trustee of the university who had been a leader of the building occupation, established the James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony in his name.

Perkins' publications include The University in Transition (1966), a series of three lectures in which he argued that a university must balance its three missions of research, teaching, and public service. He died on 19 August 1998, aged 86, in Burlington, Vermont, of complications after a fall while in the Adirondacks.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Accident 19 August 1998 (After a fall, age 86)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Wikipedia has "October 11, 1911" apparently in error.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Accidental (After a fall)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (7th president of Cornell University, 1963-1969)