Julian Deryl Hart

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Julian Deryl Hart
J. Deryl Hart, Courtesy of the Duke University Archives
President of Duke University
In office
1960–1963
Preceded by Arthur Hollis Edens
Succeeded by Douglas Knight
Personal details
Born (1894-08-27)August 27, 1894
Buena Vista, Georgia
Died July 1, 1980(1980-07-01) (aged 85)
Durham, North Carolina

Julian Deryl Hart (August 27, 1894 – June 1, 1980) served as President of Duke University, North Carolina, United States, from 1960 to 1963. Previously, he was the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Duke. During his presidency of three years, he planned and initiated programs to enhance the "academic excellence" of the university. For example, he redefined the Office of the Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions, and Development. Faculty salaries increased and the number of distinguished professorships doubled. He also was instrumental in amending the admissions policy to uphold equality regardless of race, creed, or national origin.[1]

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  1. ^ Duke's Presidents. Duke University Archives. Accessed on February 14, 2008.

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