Whitney Griswold was an American historian and educator, and President
of Yale University.
in Morristown, New Jersey, he obtained his B.A. from Yale University
in 1929, and his Ph.D. in 1933, becoming assistant professor.
He became President of Yale University from 1951 to 1963.
was arguably Yale's first "modern president," and embodied
a charismatic authority. Griswold, in addition to being widely
quoted in the national media for his championing of athletics,
academic freedom, and the liberal arts against government intrusion,
was "a master of the English language," according to
died, of cancer, in New Haven, Connecticut, and is buried in Grove
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