James Alfred Perkins
|James A. Perkins|
|President of Cornell University|
|Preceded by||Deane Waldo Malott|
|Succeeded by||Dale R. Corson|
October 11, 1911|
|Died||August 19, 1998
James A. Perkins (October 11, 1911 – August 19, 1998) was the seventh president of Cornell University. Born in 1911 in Philadelphia, Perkins graduated with high honors in 1934 from Swarthmore College and received a doctorate in political science from Princeton University in 1937. At Swarthmore, Perkins joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and played varsity football alongside his classmate, DU brother and future 1972 Nobel Prize laureate Christian B. Anfinsen.
After leaving Cornell, he founded the International Council for Educational Development in Princeton, New Jersey, an organization to identify and analyze key problems facing education around the world. He is a former member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.
- "Former Steering Committee Members". bilderbergmeetings.org. Bilderberg Group. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
- Cornell Presidency: James A. Perkins
- Cornell University Library Presidents Exhibition: James Alfred Perkins (Presidency; Inauguration)
- Obituary in the Cornell Chronicle
Deane Waldo Malott
|President of Cornell University
Dale R. Corson
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