Jerome H. Holland
|Date of birth||January 9, 1916|
|Place of birth||Auburn, New York|
|Date of death||January 13, 1985(aged 69)|
|Place of death||New York, New York|
Jerome Heartwell "Brud" Holland (January 9, 1916 – January 13, 1985) was an American university president and diplomat. He was the first African American to play football at Cornell University (1939), the first to sit on the board of the New York Stock Exchange (1972), and the first appointed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's governing body, "The Corporation". After graduating Cornell and teaching at Lincoln University, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his PhD in 1950. In 1953, he became president of Delaware State College, serving six years before transitioning to Hampton Institute, where he was president from 1960 to 1970. In that year, he became ambassador to Sweden under President Richard Nixon.
- http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/649/Educator_and_Diplomat_Jerome_Holland Retrieved 2007-09-08.
- Williams, Clarence G. (2001). Technology and the Dream: Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999. The MIT Press. p. 1. ISBN 026223212X.
- http://www.ncaa.org/awards/honors_program/theodore_roosevelt/winners.html Retrieved 2007-09-08.
William Womack Heath
|U.S. Ambassador to Sweden