Henry Townley Heald

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Henry Townley Heald (1904–1975) was a university and foundation president.

Career[edit]

Heald was president of Armour Institute of Technology from 1938 to 1940, when it became Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He is credited with bringing architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to Chicago in 1938 to direct IIT's architecture program.[1] He led a team that investigated the idea of a research institute on the west coast and made proposals that would result in the creation of SRI International.[2]

He left IIT in 1952 to become president of New York University and later, the Ford Foundation. He appeared on the cover of Time in 1957 for his work at the Ford Foundation.

Legacy[edit]

A scholarship at IIT is named after him.[citation needed] Awarded the Hoover Medal in 1959.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henry T. Heald". Illinois Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  2. ^ Nielson, Donald (2006). A Heritage of Innovation: SRI's First Half Century. SRI International. pp. F1–4. ISBN 978-0-9745208-1-0. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Clarence L. Clarke
President of the Illinois Institute of Technology
1937–1952
Succeeded by
John Rettaliata
Preceded by
Harry Woodburn Chase
President of New York University
1952-1956
Succeeded by
Carroll Vincent Newsom