|13th President of Brown University|
|Preceded by||Barnaby Keeney|
|Succeeded by||Donald Hornig|
May 7, 1925|
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
|Died||November 28, 2012
|Alma mater||Yale College|
Raymond Lorenzo Heffner (May 7, 1925 – November 28, 2012) was a University Professor and former president of Brown University. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and graduated from Yale College in 1948, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the Elizabethan Club, and Scroll and Key. He earned his master's degree at Yale in 1950 and his Ph.D., also from Yale, in 1953 following the completion of a dissertation on the Elizabethan poet Michael Drayton.
In 1966, he accepted the presidency of Brown University. He resigned the presidency of Brown in 1969 stating, “I have simply reached the conclusion that I do not enjoy being a university president.”
Heffner died November 28, 2012 at Lantern Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Coralville, Iowa.
A more detailed biography of President Heffner is available through Brown University's Encyclopedia Brunoniana.
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|President of Brown University