Henry King Stanford

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Henry King Stanford
19th President of the
University of Georgia
In office
Preceded by Frederick Corbet Davison
Succeeded by Charles Boynton Knapp
3rd President of the
University of Miami
In office
1962 – March 1981
Preceded by Jay F. W. Pearson
Succeeded by Edward T. Foote II
President of
Georgia Southwestern College
In office
Personal details
Born (1916-04-22)April 22, 1916
Died January 1, 2009(2009-01-01) (aged 92)
Alma mater Emory University (A.B.)
University of Denver (M.Sc.)
New York University (PhD)
Profession Educator, administrator

Henry King Stanford (April 22, 1916 – January 1, 2009) was 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), president of Birmingham Southern College, the third president of the University of Miami, and 19th president of the University of Georgia.[1][2][3][4][5]

After Stanford left UGA, the Georgia Board of Regents named him president emeritus of the University.

Stanford's previous academic positions include:

Retirement and death[edit]

Stanford climbed Mount Everest in 1988 at the age of 72.[6] He died at the age of 92 at his home in Americus, Georgia, on New Year's Day, 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Georgia Front Page". January 3, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Named Buildings History.Coral Gables Campus.Prepared: Summer 2001. Updated: Fall 2004". University of Miami. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bold Beginnings Bright Tomorrows". University of Miami magazine. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "AMIGOS of the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection Honor President Emeritus Henry King Stanford". June 8, 2007. 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. ^ Emory Magazine Autumn 2011 p. 19
Academic offices
Preceded by
Jay F. W. Pearson
President of the University of Miami
Succeeded by
Edward T. Foote II
Preceded by
Frederick Corbet Davison
President of the University of Georgia
1986 – 1987
Succeeded by
Charles Boynton Knapp[1]