Henry King Stanford

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Henry King Stanford
19th President of the
University of Georgia
In office
Preceded byFrederick Corbet Davison
Succeeded byCharles Boynton Knapp
3rd President of the
University of Miami
In office
1962 – March 1981
Preceded byJay F. W. Pearson
Succeeded byEdward T. Foote II
President of
Georgia Southwestern College
In office
Personal details
Born(1916-04-22)April 22, 1916
DiedJanuary 1, 2009(2009-01-01) (aged 92)
Alma materEmory University (A.B.)
University of Denver (M.Sc.)
New York University (PhD)
ProfessionEducator, administrator

Henry King Stanford (April 22, 1916 – January 1, 2009) was the interim president of the University of Georgia (UGA) from 1986 through 1987. Previously he was the third president of the University of Miami from 1962 to 1981. Prior academic administration appointments included director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Denver, president of Georgia Southwestern College (now known as Georgia Southwestern State University), president of Georgia State College for Women (now known as Georgia College & State University), and president of Birmingham Southern College. Before obtaining academic administration appointments he was a university professor, teaching at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). His education included Emory University (A.B.), the University of Denver (M.Sc.), and New York University (PhD).[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Stanford received 13 honorary degrees and received numerous awards including the Eleanor Roosevelt-Israel Humanitarian Award, the “Star of Africa” medal, and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was vice president of the International Association of University Presidents, was on the board of trustees of the Knight Foundation, and served on several corporate boards. Stanford received the regional Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and also received awards from the Anti-Defamation League. The Georgia Board of Regents named him president emeritus of the University of Georgia.[6]

Stanford's previous academic positions include:

Retirement and death[edit]

Stanford climbed Mount Everest in 1988 at the age of 72.[7] He died at the age of 92 at his home in Americus, Georgia, on New Year's Day, 2009.[1]


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  2. ^ "Named Buildings History.Coral Gables Campus.Prepared: Summer 2001. Updated: Fall 2004". University of Miami. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Bold Beginnings Bright Tomorrows". University of Miami magazine. Archived from the original on May 22, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "AMIGOS of the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection Honor President Emeritus Henry King Stanford". June 8, 2007. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "From Ahmedunggar to Lavonia Presidents at the University of Georgia 1785-1997". University of Georgia Libraries, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Henry King Stanford, University of Georgia President Emeritus, Dies in Americus at age 92". news.uga.edu. University of Georgia. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. ^ Emory Magazine Autumn 2011 p. 19