Arthur S. Adams

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Arthur S. Adams (July 1, 1896 – November 18, 1980) was an American academic most notable for having served as president of the University of New Hampshire. He also served as Assistant Dean of Engineering and Director of the Engineering Science Management War Training Program and Provost at Cornell.[1] In 1948 he was appointed president of the University of New Hampshire. He was chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board at the United States Department of Defense from 1953 to 1955. From 1962-1965, he served as the second president of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization based in Salzburg, Austria, whose mission is to challenge current and future leaders to develop creative ideas for solving global problems. Dr. Adams co-authored The Development of Physical Thought and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics.


  1. ^ Office of the Provost. "Arthur S. Adams". History of Cornell's Provosts. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
H. Wallace Peters
Provost of Cornell University
1946 – 1948
Succeeded by
Cornelis W. de Kiewiet
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
President of the American Council on Education
1950 –
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dexter Perkins
President of the Salzburg Global Seminar
1962 – 1965
Succeeded by
Paul M. Herzog